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This week's theme is: ANTIQUE QUILTS
Like these Sun Bonnet Sue Tops I've been commissioned to quilt, what antique/heirloom quilts do you have? These were made in the 1940's. The backing was of a flour sack texture and all the Sues were hand sewn. Their thin dresses carefully detailed.
These quilt tops have been well stored as they have no smell and minimal stains. The repairs were minimal, with only a few seams needing to be restitched before I starting to quilt them.
As sometimes happens when I'm preparing for our weekly linky, I get lost in the internet "researching" our theme. This week, as I tried to "define" antique, I found some interesting articles:
The is no legacy of quilts in my family, yet as I quilted these Sue's I found myself curious of the woman who hand-stitched these so very long ago. Her precise stitches. Her attention to detail. Who was she? How Long did it take her to make these? The great-granddaughters these will be gifted to.