My sister bought a trunk with these incredible quilt tops several years ago at an estate sale. A gentleman was dissolving his mother’s estate and these were included. I do hope the little lady who did such exquisite work knows these have found a happy home where they will be treasured and start new lives.She doesn’t quilt, so passed them on to me, with the caveat that I quilt one for her daughter and one for her son. I am delighted to do so. My niece chose the fan pattern. Her son hasn’t chosen yet, but must choose soon since his wedding is in March. I made the one at the bottom for my son and his wife. There were thirty squares, all pieced on five pound sugar bags, so I added borders to make it king-sized. You may notice, there are pictures of squares included from a friendship quilt, with names and dates from as early as 1931, apparently quilted by a quilting group. I find this one particularly poignant. I intend to make a gift of it to the parish library instead of keeping it for myself. I feel it belongs to the public of Bossier Parish.
I had the gift of a lifetime! My sister bought a trunk full of quilt tops for $10 at an estate sale and gave them to me. These beautiful tops were pieced in the 1930s and 1940s. I just completed this Dutch Girl. It included 30 beautifully pieced 12″ squares on buff colored cotton sugar bags. I added borders to make it into a king-sized quilt for my son. Each square is different and meticulously pieced, a work of art.