Today I got a group of antique quilt blocks from eBay. It is difficult to date the blocks because the fabric is solid red and white. Printed fabrics are much easier to date based on the design. These I will just call old.
The blocks are not completed. The pieces were cut out and basted to the squares, but I will need to do the applique. You may remember that I hate to applique….but I could not resist these blocks!
One of the blocks has the applique started.
The seller was selling them individually, but I bought all they had. I got a total of 13. Each block is 18″ square
Here is how they look if I set them 3 x 4
and here is how they look if I set them on point and use all 13.
Either was think I will make a border to coordinate with the design. I can not find a name for the design but I will keep looking.
The seller also sent 2 additional blocks
These will go into another project some day.
Here are a bunch of pictures of them all (click to enlarge)
Of course I will hand quilt this when all the applique is done….but that will be a while yet!