|Grandma's Quilt. Does anyone know the name?|
See how some of the blocks are upside down? I've been noticing this a lot on antique quilts and I've even done it on some of my quilts. I am in perpetual search for why this was done. Some say that they made quilts to look good on the bed when you walk in the room. Well, that doesn't quite fit this scenario. The ribbon blocks are upside down on the top and right side up on the bottom. I wouldn't think that would look good on the bed. My Grandma was a perfectionist of the highest order - more than me even! She would have planned this to the last detail. Or she would have followed the pattern exactly, which is what I suspect. I wish I could ask her.
|Detail - Beautiful embroidery!|
|Detail of the detail.|
|Another detail - Wreath block.|
|Last detail - Tulip block.|
Mom thinks Grandma bought this as a kit - probably from Emery, Bird, Thayer in Kansas City. It's definitely 1930s based on the pastels and the applique shapes. I love that it's done in all solids. I'm currently into solids - almost obsessively so! Funny how things come back around. I didn't think I'd ever like solids - near solids have been my thing since I started quilting. (Near solids are like Moda Marbles - almost a solid but with a bit of texture.) But now I notice solids everywhere!