And of course I LOVE the color, soft white with shades of off-blue verging on my fav turquoise. The photo below has more acurate color....
Very interesting! The stars are all different sizes of polka dots from tiniest pin dots to big fussy-cut coin dots! Aren't they adorable!
The ground print is a cheery blue and white aspirin dot. Some of the midsized "dots" are squiggles but definitely dots.
Even the traditional "ribbon" border commonly seen on Blazing Star quilts (like twisted garland or bunting?) is one of the dots plus a blue check, then the binding is a blue stripe.
Was this a kit? If not, how did this 1940s-1950s-ish* quilter accumulate all these dots? And why?
Was her name Dot?
She loved to polka?
Wish I knew...the anonymity of quilts always intrigues me, though makes me wistful too. Don't you just wonder?
The hand quilting isn't excellent but it's nice and far superior to what I originally thought. "Dot" did a very nice job...
Yes it's a little soiled...actually at this very moment it's being cleaned...fingers crossed!
Oh, here it is all washed and pristine! The white is much brighter than my photos...
*I am just estimating the age of this quilt: surely pre-1960/ post 1900? Any thoughts? I'd love some input!
PS A fun recent post about polka dots by quilt expert Barbara Brackman.
gone to the beach...........