I found these at an estate sale and just had to have them.
I spoke with the daughter of the lady who made these and she said her mom stenciled them then painted over them as well to add the highlights etc! They are cotton muslin. The daughter also said that her mom made a set for each of her 2 sisters and none of them ever made a quilt out of the blocks! How sad is that.
They are really stunning, the lady was a painter and it shows in these blocks. These were made in the early 70's!
I hope they are cured enough, I am chicken to water test one!
I am playing with some ideas in EQ but wondered why you all thought might could be done to really show case the blocks, not distract from them.
I also want hand quilt them simply.
floral stenciled/painted blocks
upclose shot of theWater Lily block