Well, I don't have anything for Design Wall Monday - at least not anything I'm really working on, but I did dig this out of a chest a few days ago so that I could take pictures of it, so maybe I'll link it up anyway. This quilt top was passed to me from my mom. Back when I was in the 2nd grade (1961-62) and again in the 4th grade (1963-64) we lived in the house shown in my header, while having lived in yet another house in the year in between just a 1/2 mile or less away! Sometime while in that twice-lived-in-house, my dad brought home some boxes of 'stuff' which, if I have the story correct, came from salvage of a houseboat that burned - but I could be wrong. The quilt top was in that stuff.
The Bethlehem Star blocks are all hand-pieced, and not by a perfectionist as some of those centers are pretty funny looking close up, but from a distance, they look ok. The blue sashing and yellow cornerstone blocks were added by machine. The star blocks all appear to be fabrics from somewhere ca 1930s -1950s - I'm no expert there. All of the fabrics seem pretty thinly woven. Each block is 24" square finished and not including the sashing, with 3 1/2 blocks x 3 blocks. The sashing is 3 1/2".
I've no idea how, nor have I any current plan, to finish it, but maybe someday...
|This is one side.|
|This is the other (it's hanging over the stair railing). Note how the solid yellow was pieced to fit in/square up, that one block.|
|Clearly not precision sewing.|
|Notice the one tip that's the same lavender as the center!|
|One end is only 1/2 stars, were more planned?|
|Flame is adding her opinion "it's fun to play on Mom".|