Monday, February 20, 2006


Sunny Baby Ducks crib quilt...this is one of the older quilts I own. I bought it quite a few years ago, for $20 in a small antique shop. It's just 6 of the appliqued ducks set with lattice. The only quilting is some machine stitching in the ditch of the lattice. There is NO batting of any kind in this quilt. What appeals to me, the most besides the yellow ducks, is that the quilt maker used muslin sugar bags as her background. There are 6 appliqued ducks on 6 opened out sugar bags. The back in the same, sugar bags. She turned what little printing was left on them, to the inside, but when you hold the quilt up to the light, you can still see the words and sugar symbols...LOL. From the dimentions, I'm thinking probably they were 10# bags of sugar. I think this was made in the 1930's or possibly, the 1940's. It falls into the category of the depression years quilts. Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Tropical Screamer said...

Too cute. What a little piece of history. I know the quilter would be tickled to know someone has the quilt who loves it.

Hugs.
Darilyn

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Back then they were pretty resourceful and used sugar bags for lots of things, even dresses. I've heard my mother-in-law talk of saving all the bags (sugar, flour) to make things that they needed.

I like the yellow duck quilt.

Laurie said...

those ducks are too cute!
hugs
laurie

cher said...

sweet....

Lily said...

What an amazing piece of history you have. Very precious. I love that you can see the sugar markings in the light. Wondeful stuff :)

Debra Dee said...

This quilt is just "ducky". I love it. It is so very warm and inviting. What child wouldn't want this for their blankie. Thank goodness you have taken on the stewardship of this wonderful bit of Americana. Thank you for sharing.

Peggy said...

Weren't you the lucky ducky to find this quilt!!

Linda_J said...

Finn, what a sweet little top! Yellow is one of my five fav colors and the appliques have a folk arty look to them. Surprising that a child did not just love this one to death and beyond preservation.

Maggie Ann said...

I can just imagine the love that went into this cheerful quilt! Love is the best thing in the world isn't it. The sugar bags are interesting. I don't think I've ever seen one that I know of...so this is interesting for me to see. It's history...smile. Our pc is off to the repair shop for up to 2 weeks...tonight I am borrowing our son's pc. Sending you a big hug...*vbs*