Thursday, June 11, 2009
When my sister helped my grandma clean out her house, they found these old quilt blocks from 1938. Yes, from 1938. Each block was done by a different family member (sister or in-law of my grandma) who wrote their name and location in the center. We are thinking that all 12 blocks were given to my grandma as a gift or to have her finish the quilt. We really are not sure why. But, over the years she forgot about them and the quilt never was made.
Tradition has it that quilters used to make 1 square a bit wrong on purpose. I am really not sure why. I do think it is a neat tradition though.
My sister and mom are working diligently to finish the quilt in time for the Terrell Family Reunion in July. Hopefully we will be able to hang it up. I will post a picture of the completed quilt another time.