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Monday, April 9, 2012

What were the quilter's thoughts as she made the quilt?

Yesterday I talked about this little 35 x 35 inch quilt, and posted a picture of it. As I look at the quilt today on my computer screen, I see some method in what I thought was just random block placement.  Do you see it?






She has put all the backgrounds of the bow ties in diagonal lines from southwest to northeast.  Also I noticed she has one "humility" block in the bottom row, where the bow tie is going in a different direction.  I wonder what her quilting life was like, and who received this little quilt?  How did it end up in a garage sale?  I treasure it, and I hope somehow she knows I do.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mom! Is it that diagonally the backgrounds of each square are the same? Love, Christa

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    1. Yes, what's odd is she paid no attention to the bow tie color, but lined up the background colors into rows diagonally.

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  2. the little quilt is adorable, I would treasure it too!
    Kathie

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  3. Hi Judy, It was so nice to meet you in Shipshewana and see your little quilts in person.

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