Both quilts have similar blocks, for example the school house in the middle. One of them I really like and the other ... well, it's just not what I look for in a sampler quilt. I wonder if you feel the same. Before you see my answer, look and them both and decide which one is your favourite.
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|Quilt Number 1|
|Quilt Number 2|
For me, Quilt Number 1 is the winner. Quilt 2 is definitely made out of square blocks while in Quilt 1 the blocks appear to float, the edges aren't well defined because the light background fabric flows from one block to the next.
Quilt 1 looks a bit like my Ohio quilt I shared in July's post.
In fact, it looks a little like the CCCQ.
Hmm, I can see a theme here.
I was very pleased to see the new post on Barbara Brackman's Material Culture blog, it's all about sampler quilts too. Her blog is always worth a look.