I have been looking at online auction sites and have discovered the universal dilemma - the quilts I can afford I don't like, and the quilts I like I can't afford. Never mind. I though I would share two quilts that I definitely would have added to my almost-a-collection.
The first quilt was a pieced friendship quilt from Massachusetts. The blocks are inked with signatures, poems and sketches of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.
The second quilt has been for sale for a while. It's also a signature quilt, this time from Ohio.
I got home, turned on the computer and looked for the quilt. Can you guess? It was sold.
I still love the look of it. I guess that the tan pieces are faded from green. There are at least 6 different sized blocks, and the spaces are filled with Chinese Coins and half square triangles. I can imagine a young lady getting all her friends to make her a block, and then taking it to her mother and asking, Can you put this together for me?
I'll keep looking for my collection.