I have a small collection of antique quilts. I love the precision and skill put into these quilts. Most of the time they used what they had on hand. I thought I would share them with a little story about them.
This is a quilt made by my DH's great grandmother in 1912. It was made from men's shirts and was hand sewn but the quilt was tied and not quilted. It appears to be a trip around the world made with rectangles and not squares. When my MIL passed in 2007, we had to empty out the house. We live in Alabama and the home was in Florida. DH went down there as he was the only child. I couldn't go because of my work schedule. He called one night and said, "Honey, we were in the garage and I found an old quilt in the chest. Do you want it?" I said, "It's not in the car yet?" He said, "No, Natalie is playing on it in the concrete driveway." After I regained consciousness, I asked him to please get it and put it up for me". I love it.
This quilt was made in 1935 by the mother of a friend of mine. It is all hand pieced and quilted and I just love it. I have a few more made by the same woman. I will share them later. Thanks for looking.