More Tales from the Back-Side...
I'm continuing stories about backing today. I wish I could do more pieced backings myself but my machine quilter prefers one piece of backing and I'm just glad to have her services.
Around 1980 or so, I fell in love with a Postage Stamp quilt that a woman showed me from her collection. About 2 decades later, I found what appeared to be the same quilt at a flea market. I learned it was being sold from the lady who had showed me her quilt and I bought it.
As we chatted, she told me where she bought it (a local farm) and that the woman that had made it had a twin sister.
This was a tied comforter and in tough shape. The weight of the batting and the ties had really damaged a lot of the fabric. I had to take apart in order to save it.
The back side (or the front side--who knows?) is a log cabin top from circa 1900: