Yes, I'm a day late for the Solstice, but better late than never, I figure. Let's slow down for a while and appreciate the cycles of time and the amazing Earth we all share. Wishing everyone health and kindness.
And so, let's talk about the quilts. I've showcased two Snowflake quilts here on my blog made from a Paragon kit. And now, here come numbers 3 and 4!!!The first quilt I wrote about was a repair job. The quilt was made in the late 1930s. There are two posts. One tells about the quilt and its history, which is noteworthy because the owner also has the diary of her great-grandmother who made the quilt. She describes details of shopping for the kit and how the sewing progressed. The other post details the repair work I did, which is noteworthy because the owner asked me to add an embroidered dedication to her great-grandmother and the cousin who received the quilt as a graduation gift in 1940.
The story of the second quilt was sent to me by a reader. She inherited her quilt from her grandmother's house. She doesn't know who exactly made the quilt, but it is likely someone in the family.
Now come these two quilts! This information was sent to me by a quilter/quilt historian friend. She says: