I would have shared this news sooner, but honestly - I really had no idea how to write about it. Words fail me, even weeks later, to convey....well...everything about this.
My aunt Judy sent me a package that contained 3 unfinished quilt tops and 2 sets of unfinished quilt blocks.
They've been in storage for 30+ years.
They were my grandmother's.
My aunt told me they were either made by my grandmother or my great-grandmother Molly in the late 1930s or early 1940s.
I had no idea these existed. My grandmother was a prolific crocheter and I knew she sewed in her early years, but I didn't know she tried her hand at quilting. She passed away in 2007. I miss her everyday.
I really want to finish them. I'm not sure how to finish the top one - maybe a blue border? And the Dresden Plates I think I'm going to set on point and do a really thin sashing in a 30s reproduction. And the Yellow Album quilt is missing one of the end borders, which might require some creative planning to finish that one. I might just finish it as is and call it a day.
Hmmm. Just not sure.