After completing Teresa's blocks, I was reminded that I have two quilt projects in the WIP category from the 1930's, and thought it would be nice to bring them out, give them some air and have a photo shoot.
(Read here that I am procrastinating....I need to sew the last 3 birds to the "Mad birds" quilt and I am dancing a little avoidance dance!!)
So...This quilt top was purchased damaged with extensive mouse nibbles. Fortunately the holes were restricted to the green sashing - must have been the way it was folded, or else the green was extra tasty, or the mouse was strange and thought he was eating his greens?
Anyway, all the sashing was removed, I saved the yellow cornerstones and matched the green as best as possible.
The second '30's era project I am (sometimes) working on is a fancy nine-patch or extended nine-patch. I purchased 81 blocks, some sewn together most not. After examining what was already assembled, and sorting through what I had, it worked out that the solid colours could be arranged in diagonal rows! How clever! (not me, the original designer).
Seems the original maker liked the straight seams, but baulked at the curved piecing involved in setting in the melon /oval pieces.
Wishing you a productive weekend. K
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