Years ago Better Homes & Gardens - American Patchwork & Quilting, published a quilt pattern called, "Steps to the Alter". They had made their quilt modeled after an antique 1940's - '50's quilt, and it was a beauty.
I just had to have one for myself.
I made mine out of 1930's reproduction fabrics with the alternating blocks out of solids.
It was one of those quilts that you just can't stop working on.
I would absolutely make another one - that's how much fun it was.
I've used mine and washed it a few times - has that worn, crinkly look that I love.
We recently put my sweet white iron bed together in the guest room so of course that's where this quilt went.
The hollyhocks are in full bloom just outside the window.....quilt, antique bed, hollyhocks.....
I love you, and you, and you!
I simply stippled the scrappy 1 3/4" print block areas and cross-hatched the solid blocks.
Muslin backing and scrappy reds for the binding.
I love the simple shape of the bed frame.
My sister, Vicki, (hi, sister), gave me this magnificent crocheted coverlet. It goes perfectly with my quilt.
Thank you again and again! Love my sister!
The guest room is ready - come visit!