Other Quilts (Not Doll Quilts)
I made this Rail Fence(a log cabin variation) from pieces out of my husband's great-aunt Clara Wooster's scrap bag. These fabrics are mainly from 1900-1920's, but it's hard to tell; all of her fabrics were mixed up. She had fabrics from her mother's scrap bag and she quilted until she died in the early 1960s. Some were leftover fabrics from shirts she made for her husband and some from the dresses and aprons she made for herself. She also traded fabrics with others. She made many quilt tops, but only quilted a few. I've quilted about a dozen of her tops and I still have a huge stack, at least 40 tops, that haven't been quilted yet. And her scrap bag and many orphan blocks.
Aunt Clara and her husband, Uncle Charlie, did not have any children and she died before I met my husband. When her sister, my husband's paternal grandmother, found out I quilted she gave me all of Aunt Clara's tops, her scrap bag, and files of her quilt patterns. I treasure all of these.
The other quilt is another I have on my wall year round. Again, it's in a corner, away from light so that the fabrics don't fade as quickly, and I had to use a flash. I'm not certain what the name of it is and I would be very grateful if one of you knows and would tell me. The stars are 4" across. I love how Aunt Clara used the stripped materials so that the stars look like they are whirling. This quilt was hand pieced by her; there are placed where I can see she used black thread. I hand quilted it.