Vintage Dresden Fans

by Lubbock Project Linus
(Lubbock, Texas)

Vintage Dresden Fan Quilt on Queen-size bed

Vintage Dresden Fan Quilt on Queen-size bed

This fan-tastic vintage quilt top was designed using quarter Dresden plates that are hand appliqued with a type of blanket stitch to form a fan using a muslin background.

The blocks are hand-pieced on point. The borders are applied by machine. The plain blocks appear to be red, but they are actually a bright orange.

The vintage fabrics in the fans are absolutely wonderful! Overall, the top is in excellent condition with no stains or rips. Dimensions are approximately 82" x 94" and fits nicely on a queen size bed.

This lovely quilt top was one of several vintage tops that were donated to the Lubbock Chapter Project Linus. One of the quilt tops had 1931 embroidered as its date, and it is likely that all of them were from that era. It is also likely that the tops were made locally -- West Texas.

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