Today’s quilt top cupboard offering is a Double Wedding Ring quilt. It’s the ”sister quilt” to the Joseph’s Coat quilt I posted last week. It was aquired at the same garage sale, and was also made by Henrietta King.
The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted with cotton batting. The quilt dates to 1930′s-40′s and is pieced from cotton scraps and a good quality muslin.
The pieces may have been the scraps from making clothing, but they may have been purchased as scraps from Sears or Montgomery Ward’s by mail order? Both companies sold nice quality cotton scraps for just pennies a pound. I can imagine how excited the ladies were to have the parcel they had ordered arrive!
The quilt is in good condition, having been “packed away for years”. It doesn’t appear to have been used very much before being packed away?
The quilt has a scalloped edge, which is common to the Double Wedding Ring pattern.
The quilting design is very much like a Celtic Knot in the large space and has a cross-hatching over the rest of the quilt.
This pattern was very popular at the time it was made, and the pattern remains popular to this day. Most quilt collectors have at least one Double Wedding Ring quilt in their collections.
I’m usually drawn to the more unusual versions/colors of the pattern myself.
I’ve included the last pic for those of you who like to see a bit more of the vintage fabrics. : )
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