Since everyone did so good sharing their opinions (even Cow Guy!!) on my peas and carrots blocks. --- Which, by the way, I now totally hate and despise.
The blocks, not the opinions. Why did I ever think I would like anything that I put orange in???? I should KNOW better by now!
Well, enough of THAT. Here are some very antique blocks that I inherited from my mother in law, who found them in her mothers cedar chest. These were most likely made by my mother in laws, grandmother! Now how cool is that?
I am totally lucky that I am the only one on this side of the family that has any quilting inclinations!
Here is the pile of bow tie blocks. Keep in mind, the fabrics are very old, and not wonderful by any means. There are stains, and since they are all hand pieced there are a few different sizes.
Do I border them all with unbleached muslin, since that won't fight with them, and then square them all to the same size and sew them together that way? I hate to cut into them at all, I mean they are a treasure after all. I'm thinking it will just be a wallhanging size anyway since the fabrics aren't really sturdy enough anymore to be used. But I feel like this woman, whom I never knew, might like me to do something with them. I mean heavens, she pieced some of the bow tie centers when the scraps were obviously not big enough!!!
okay, go for it. Let me know what you think, and if anyone has done something like this tell me ALL about it. As you can see from the first photo, I have several more piles to go through!