It sparked the memory of some that I found at an antique mall quite a few years back, so I thought I would pull them out and show you. I just love all of the fabrics - aren't they darling?
I laid a few out so that you can see how visually stunning they are together. Scrap quilt blocks really make my heart smile and vintage scrap quilt blocks really make my heart sing!
Once again I find myself wondering about the woman who made them. Who was she? Why didn't she finish her quilt? Was she going to add more blocks? Was there to be sashing inbetween them with corner posts- or just simply stitched together after she had appliqued them onto a plain background?
I am so amazed at these women from the past who did not have it so easy most of the time but still were able to create such works of art. These blocks are well made and I'm sure they will all lay flat when pressed. Most of the edges are already basted under, ready for applique.
I have 20 of them all together. They are quite large and measure 15" round. They came as a set priced at $19.95 - of course I don't always remember what I have paid for my treasures but most of them I do and especially when I consider it an amazing deal! I havn't yet decided what color of background that I will use - perhaps the 1930's butter yellow that I am so fond of. Or I might do the traditional white with yellow or green sashing and red posts. Oh, decisions - decisions, sometimes they're so hard!!!
Any suggestions from my new friends out in blogland?