Handmade beauty at it’s finest.
This quilt was given to me and I am in L.O.V.E.
I love that there is NO rhyme or reason to the piece.
It is made out of necessity and without even trying it is lovely.
It is one of many old quilts I was blessed to receive over the weekend, and by far it is my favorite.
The blocks are obviously scraps. I imagine from house dresses, and work shirts and flour sacks.
The back was probably a sheet or perhaps a curtain. It is so functional and sweet.
The batting is cotton and it is warm, actually a bit TOO warm for these hot Southern days of late.
The stitches are by hand. Every. Single. One.
Knotted with pink yarn at the corners of the ‘pillowcased’ squares.
I wish I knew more of the history behind this lovely quilt.
I know it was from Missouri and a little old lady who was very proficient in many arts and crafts made it… I guess my imagination can play out the rest.