Friday, January 22, 2010

Overall Sam Quilt

This quilt is made from antique quilt blocks found at an estate sale in the mid-1990s.  The pattern is the male version of Sun Bonnet Sue and is called Overall Sam.  Five of the six blocks have a red handkerchief in the Sam’s back right pocket.  I put the blocks together and then had a friend hand quilt it for me using Baptist Fan quilting.  The blocks are 14” square.  The quilt is 35.5” X 53.5”.

Here are close photos of two of the blocks.  I have listed the quilt at my Etsy shop.

7 comments:

Jabulani said...

Too too cute! But I'm fascinated to know why Sam only has hankies in 5 pockets? Did you do that on purpose or is it because the fabric was thus?

rlbates said...

Jabulani, that's how I the blocks were when I bought them. I decided not to add a hankie to the 6th one.

purplesque said...

This is the cutest one yet. Is there a story behind Sam?

rlbates said...

Not one I know, but Pickledish (home of Kansas City Quilts) posted this not too long ago.

ER's Mom said...

As usual, beautiful

StorytellERdoc said...

I like your passion for something outside of medicine! How do you find the time??? Hope you have a good weekend!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love finding old quilt blocks and putting them together. One of my prettiest quilts I got that way. I can just imagine the woman who worked on them and then put them aside, or got too old to finish them. I like to think of part of her being passed on to other generations. blessings, marlene