I am torn between trying to complete the quilts and just preserving them as they are. I have no way of knowing what the original quilter's intentions were for her quilts, so I am hesitant to "ruin" them. On the other hand, I think that they will both hold up better if sandwiched and quilted and future generations will get more enjoyment from them if they're usable quilts.
Without further ado, here they are. Unfortunately I didn't get a full-length shot of the first quilt before I packed it away, but the detail shots give a decent idea of the whole.
|Fan Quilt Detail #1|
|Fan Quilt Detail #2|
|Fan Quilt Detail #3|
|Close-up of Extra Fans|
|Full Shot of Quilt #2|
|Detail Shot #1|
|Detail Shot #2|
|Detail Shot #3|
|Extra Blocks - Red/Pink|
|Extra Blocks - Green|
|Extra Blocks - Blue|
|16 9-patch Hourglass Blocks|
Finally there were a large number of vintage fabrics and a couple patterns. The fabrics seemed to range in era from the 40s up through the 60s and possibly 70s.
|This pattern has been completely cut out and well-used.|
|Some of the pieces for the pattern appear to be missing.|
|I love this fabric, but there isn't much of it.|
|There seem to be several yards of this print, which I think would make a fun skirt.|