Cleaning out a closet a few months ago unearthed a mystery. A beautiful one.
I have no idea where this quilt top came from.
I’m not one to forget handmade heirlooms, but this is a mystery I can’t solve. It is made from gorgeous Depression Era fabrics in a Dresden Plate pattern. The plates are appliqued by hand to the squares, then the squares are sewn together by machine. It is a small size, just two blocks wide and five blocks long. Did the mystery quilter plan to make it bigger but something happened?
I suspect this little quilt came to me via my Dad who would have bought it at a farm auction, likely mixed in with some worthless junk.
I’m thinking about finishing this piece with an old pink cotton sheet as the backing so this long-neglected quilt can be complete.
What do you think – should this be quilted or left as is?