Another new quilt top arrived this week.
Originally offered by Ruby Short McKim
Published in 1930
“The Sunday Plain Dealer has arranged to give its readers a service that will make special appeal to the boys and girls as well as to their mothers and grandmothers, and we’re pretty sure that father and the baby too, will like the finished result.
“This is the Colonial History Quilt, designed especially for a boy’s bed, but girls who love stories of heroes may make it for themselves. If grandmother decides to make it for that lad, it will become an heirloom, a thing of joy and beauty to be used and treasured for years.”
see the McKim Studios website for information on the patterns .
Karen Alexander At Quilt History Reports wrote a fabulous article about Ruby McKim, see it here. It is so great to know a bit of the history of quilts, and Karen’s research is so interesting and complete…thanks Karen.
The patterns ran in newspapers throughout the country and this series had 24 blocks. My quilt top has only 21. Perhaps the maker missed a few weeks of newspapers?
The individual blocks are expertly embroidered (click to enlarge)
you can see from the back how small the stitches are
The blue sashing and red corner stones add a lot to the overall appeal
here is one from the Quilt Index
I am making progress on the vintage Japanese Fan quilt
20 blocks to go!
Saturday I did a presentation of some of my quits and blocks and tops for a very enthusiastic group of Red Hat Ladies at the University Lutheran Church. We had a great brunch followed by lots of Quilt talk. The ladies also brought their personal quilt treasures to share…I wish I had brought my camera! Ann was kind enough to share these photos with me.
Thanks for inviting me! I had a great time