A lucky friend had this 30's fabrics quilt donated to her as a top. Apparently it was made by someone's grandma in the early 5o's. The fabrics are 1930's so I don't know if that means these are the real thing. The fabrics were most likely purchased in the 30's and 40's and the blocks made over time. Anyway the quilt was sent out for machine quilting and my friend can only hand sew for a few minutes at a time because of pain in her hands. So I offered to hand sew the binding for her, how could I resist with a beautiful old quilt like this, I wish it was mine to keep..sigh...I have to give it back. I got the binding sewed this weekend and returned the quilt to my friend. The blocks are 2 1/2" finished size and there are 18 across and 23 rows which makes for 414 little rail blocks.
Here is a close up of the quilt, I like how the rail blocks are alternating directions, makes for a real interesting quilt. The plain alternate block is muslin, it doesn't look so yellow in the picture but the muslin has a antique yellow hue to it. The binding is new 30's fabric done scrappy, the new and old really blend nicely. I like this quilt so much I've already started a little pile of my own but for ease of math my blocks will be 3" finished size.
I hope you had a relaxing Easter with your friends and family.