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.
It currently belongs to the maker's granddaughter. It was pieced by Martha Streitmatter, and quilted by the sewing circle at her church in Princeville, Illinois.
There's also a fun (at least I think it's fun) story about the repair work that I did before I washed the quilt.
A short while ago, I posted about a 1930s sampler quilt that I had great fun repairing. There was one block that I found really disappointing, though, because there was no damage to that fabric. What an odd thing to say, right? Well, I own the exact same vintage fabric, but didn't get to experience the joy of using it.
So when this quilt came along with one particularly weak fabric in pretty much the same color combination and size of print, I jumped at the chance to use my "neglected" fabric.