The quilt top I’m pulling from the quilt top cupboard today is a vintage Ocean Waves.
It dates from the 1930′s-40′s and is done scrappy style.
The yellow solid setting fabric got a bit washed out in this pic from the sun. It’s a bit richer in real life.
The top is machine pieced and contains a wide range of fabrics that were common in the era it was made. It may have been made from scraps left over from sewing, but could have been made from scraps that were sold for pennies a pound through mail order? I can just imagine how exciting it would have been to order a couple of pounds of scraps and wait to see what you got!
The Ocean Waves pattern is one of my favorites.
I have several tops in my collection and have made a couple as well.
I plan on quilting this one some day.