Today I’m pulling a Joseph’s Coat Quilt from the quilt top cupboard. It’s also known as a Tea Leaf pattern. It dates to the early 1940′s and was made by Hennrietta King. This version is done by piecing, but it’s commonly done by appliqueing the leaves onto a background.
One of the fabrics was a stripe on a white background and it has an unusual look compared to the other pieces.
The quilt is hand quilted and has a scalloped edge.
I recently found this quilt at a local garage sale. It was being sold by the daughter of the quilt’s maker. She thought it was odd that I wanted the name of the quilter, but when I explained that I like to have that sort of info so I can keep it with the quilt for future reference, she gave me the name. I told it would be a shame if her Mother’s nice work was just annonymous.
I bought a “sister” quilt at the same time. It has some of the same fabrics but is a different design. There are a couple of spots here and there ( me too!) but overall they are in pretty good, usable condition. The pair cost me $50. I would spend more than that on just the materials to make a quilt myself, so I thought they were a bargain. : )