I found this treasure at an estate sale this weeked, rumpled in a ball on a shelf. It was ten minutes from closing, and I figured if I didn't take it home, it would end up in the dumpster. I paid $4 for it.
It is completely hand-appliqued and assembled. I am not sure why three of the blocks were cut from the backing, or why the nine squares were cut from one another and from the borders. It makes me sad.
The applique is reminiscent of Hawaiian applique, done in a calico. The stitches are beautifully executed, very neat and even. I am impressed with the makers expertise!
I have no idea how to go about re-assembling this one. Any suggestions?
One block...24 square!
The border shows fabric discoloration.