1930s Friendship Quilt Blocks
by, 02-03-2013 at 02:36 PM (676 Views)
I have 14 quilt blocks with the name of the quilter embroidered on it. Based on research through Ancestry.com, I think the blocks were made between 1935 and 1945 by ladies living in a rural town called Hygiene, Colorado (near Boulder). Most blocks were hand sewn while a few were sewn by machine. I would appreciate any advice on how to turn the blocks into the friendship quilt it should be. I'm fairly sure most of the designs use feed/flour sack material with muslin backgrounds. Some pieces need to be resewn - no problem except for the pieces where there is so much raveling that there is no room for a seam allowance.Advice?? Also, the pieces vary in size; how do I "square" the pieces so they can be sewn together well?
Thanks so much for your help-