When Mom and I were at the quilt show last week, we had a discussion about the embroidered quilts we saw displayed. I told Mom I remembered a quilt that her mother made for me when I was a baby.
She said I had the story almost right, but the quilt I was talking about was made for my mother and then it went to me! Wow, I thought it was old before but now we know it to be at least 80 years old!
(The color is somewhere between these two photos; the fabrics have faded but the embroidery is in exceptional condition.)
The quilt has no filler or batting and isn't tied or quilted at all.
The outside blocks have been reduced because the seam allowance has reduced them considerably.
It makes me wonder if this has been cut down from a much larger quilt.
The embroidered squares are very 1930's.
Sunbonnet Sue is still popular!
Isn't this guy a handsome fellow?!
Some of the blocks are very complex and others very simple-did some of my Mom's older sisters add their embroidery to the pile?
This quilt has such a story to tell and still so much is unknown!