Friday, March 7, 2008

All about Charm Quilts

Here's an interesting history of the charm quilt pattern. Also known as "Old Feller", "Beggar" and most recently, "Millenium" quilts. Essentially, there aren't supposed to be any repeating fabrics anywhere on the quilt. However tradition has it that mothers would often intentionally repeat one single pattern somewhere random so that sick, bedridden children could entertain themselves (in the days before TV, of course) looking for the matching "pair".

Above is a modern charm quilt by Priscilla Bianchi "Cool Attitude"

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