Cruising Blogland I've discovered the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Park City Girl. I've been debating about which quilt to post as my favorite. It's not an easy decision! Finally I've chosen this quilt because it has been one of my favorites for a long time.
I wish I had a better quality photo of it. At least there are a couple of detail shots...
What I love about this quilt is the liberated or maverick quality of the piecing. It's a free-wheeling quilt that has obviously been used and repaired and used some more. It's slightly less than twin size.
The top was machine pieced but the quilt is hand quilted. I bought it from an antique shop when we were living in Texas. I can detect debris in the carded cotton through the muslin backing. This quilt just speaks to me of home-grown and make-do with a sparkling result.
*Edited to add: There are now over 300 quilters participating in this Bloggers Quilt Festival! If you click on the link in this post or on the badge in my sidebar you will be taken to the master list of links to everyone's quilts. This event officially runs for a full week but the links will be up forever, I imagine, so you can peruse the wide variety of styles anytime you want :- )