This weekend I'm making beef stew for us. I usually make biscuits to go along with it. I don't make biscuits often and it will be a treat for my husband.
Do you remember biscuit quilts? They were a popular technique taught in the 1970s through the 1990s. They were sometimes referred to as "puff quilts" or "bubble quilts" and apparently are still being made. Here is a photograph of one on sale at etsy:
I wondered how far back the "biscuit or puff quilt" craze went and was surprised by the age of the technique.
How about this lovely from 1931:
The Victorians loved most techniques and during the late 19th and early 20th century, newspaper articles recorded the technique becoming a fad:
The Boston Globe even provided instructions on color lay-outs for "Puff Quilts":
Many of these quilts were made with silk, taffeta, velvet, and even satin. I haven't seen any of these antique ones and wonder how they fared with age. Barbara Brackman did have a photograph of one that was used by First Lady Sarah Polk. You can see that here.
There's a vintage piece being sold at Etsy here:
I've heard the weight of this quilt is substantial, if you've made one, I would love to hear about that!
Last week some of the seniors in my neighborhood were talking about the weighted blankets they use. I think they must be sold by weight: Dave has a 5 pounder; Dawn has a 15 pounder. If you don't know what a weighted blanket is here is an explanation. I had heard these were used for children with autism years ago but had no idea that adults were using them to sleep.
I was always taught that the denser the quilt stitching, the warmer and heavier the quilt. It's why some of my oldest quilts are so heavy. I also was taught that the quilt must lay flat, lay flat, LAY FLAT!
Personally, I'd rather sleep under a nice quilted traditional quilt. What about you?
Have a safe and happy day!