So yesterday about noon I was sitting at the computer doing Stuff when the doorbell rang. There stands a delivery guy with a huge bouquet of flowers. I'm all prepped to direct him to whichever house he's really looking for, because there are a couple of addresses that always get confused with ours.
If I was writing a catchy newspaper headline it might read something like this:
Local Quilter Inspired by Late Night Stitching Session!
I'm working on another little piece for my Something From Nothing series, this one to be part of a show you'll hear more about soon where the size limit is just 12". I'm making this piece using just this one really cool striped fabric. (You can see that I used a little bit of it in a previous quilt in the series.)
I call this a perfect quilt, because it is just what a 1930s quilt is all about. There's the popular Double Wedding Ring pattern. There's the wide range of 1930s prints and soft colors. There's great quilting.
This poor little quilt has been "through it". The quilt is currently owned by the great-granddaughter of the quiltmaker. She sent me this history:
The quilt was made by my great grandmother, Etta Metott Weaver, most likely in 1950 or 1951. She made a quilt for each grandchild (including the grandsons) when they got married. My mother, Jane Weaver, was Etta's granddaughter and she married in 1951. Therefore, I imagine the quilt was made for my mom in 1950 or 1951.
I couldn't find a name for the block, so I am dubbing it Capital O, at least until I learn otherwise.
She sent these photos of the quilt's condition. Yes, this is just a top and back, no batting. It looks to me like someone took it apart to fix it up, and then realized they didn't quite know how to proceed!