Joseph’s Coat Quilt // Vintage Quilt Sunday

Tricias Vintage Quilt Detail

Welcome to Week 1 of Vintage Quilt Sunday. I have loved reading emails, seeing pictures, and hearing stories about vintage quilts that are important to you! Feel free to email me any time throughout the series if you would like to have your quilt featured here.

Tricias Vintage Quilt 2

This quilt belongs to a good friend, Tricia Martin, and is one of things that inspired me to start the series in the first place.

It belonged to her Great Aunt Helen Hoyt, and was most likely made in Santaquin, Utah. She found it in her Grandma Lucille Holladay’s garage, along with Helen’s steamer trunks, 8mm camera film, a projector, passports, and lots of black and white photos. Lucille was like a daughter to Aunt Helen as she had no children of her own. Tricia only wishes she could have asked either of these ladies the true story of how and why this beautiful hand stitched quilt was made!

Tricias Vintage Quilt Edge Detail

She recognized their value, both as objects and as items that connected her family to their past, and took them home. She has a great corner in her home where she displays them, and it makes me happy every time I visit.

Tricias Vintage Quilt

The quilt belonged to her great aunt, and she thinks that it was purchased or gifted to her. It is a Joseph’s Coat or Orange Peel quilt, and in pretty remarkable shape. It was most likely made in the 1930s, and is hand pieced and hand quilted. I love the curved border and beautiful stitching! Thanks for sharing, Tricia!

Tricias Vintage Quilt Back

Vintage Quilt Sunday Posts
Tricia’s Joseph’s Coat Quilt shared by Tricia Martin
Heirloom Quilt shared by Katie Bowlby from Katie’s Korner
Great Grandmother Diantha’s Quilt (shared by me)
Log Cabin Quilt from Rebecca Verna Birchell shared by Heather Ashby
A Family Quilt Auction in Kentucky shared by Joni Morgan from Sunday Farming Quilter
Irish Chain shared by Marti Dyer-Allison from 52 Quilts
“Crazy Quilt” from Cathy Winer
“Picnic Quilt” from Jennifer Barnes
Cathedral Window Quilt from Robin Fonville
Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Kacey Platky from Little House in Vine Crest Woods
More on Buying and Using Vintage Quilts


Interested in Submitting a Quilt?

I am looking for quilts that are beautiful, quilts that have great stories, quilts that are funky or fun, quilts that are unique, quilts that were made by your great great grandmother–basically, great vintage quilts. I will be posting on Sundays, and the first Monday of each month I plan to post a block tutorial based on one of the vintage quilts featured here.

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Some fun Joseph’s Coat Links:

Corey at Little Miss Shabby has a fun Joseph’s Coat Pincushion

Martha at Q is for Quilter has a Joseph’s Coat pattern from the 1930s

Erin at Crooked Path Design has an entire Pinterest Board full of beautiful Joseph’s Coat Quilts.

Kelli at Don’t Look Now hosted a Joseph’s Coat Quilt Along in 2009. Check out the Flickr Group.

I love Lindsay Rhodes’ Moda Bake Shop quilt using the same shape for a completely different look
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  1. Posted December 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Wow – this quilt is really gorgeous! And how modern looking is it with all that negative space?! A great reminder that nothing is truly new.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I totally agree. I want to have the patience someday to make a quilt like this!

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