Friday, March 30, 2012
Quilts and calves..
On Sat Sue, her mother in law, and I went to Brookings to take some quilts to be documented. It was the 3rd SD Quilt Documentation Day. The SD Quilt documentation project is a statewide effort to record quilts in SD that were completed before 1970.
The pink one is mine. The block is called a T block. The fabric in the T dates from 1880 to 1910! The quilt was probably finished between 1930 to 1950 because of the other fabric used to finish it dated in those years.
The wedding ring quilt was at my Aunt Norma's apartment. We found it after she passed away when we were cleaning out the apartment. I am not sure but Grandma must have made it. The gal that was doing the documenting said that the fabrics dated from the 1800s to 1940, that it was in very good condition and that it was hand quilted by more than one person.
Norma gave me the quilt top and I finished it in the 90s so they didn't document it. I hand quilted it and it might be my favorite of the 3:)
The next 3 belong to Sue's MIL. The one above is a postage stamp quilt. Every block even the white squares are made up of 1 inch squares (finished) Wow as you can see it wasn't a small quilt. That's alot of 1 inch squares 1000s of squares. The picture doesn't do it justice.
more calving to come.......JMF