Monday, March 8, 2021

Old Maid's Puzzle Blocks

I have 36 of these amazing blocks! Only a couple were crispy. I washed them gently in the sink with orvis and laid them flat to dry. They were pretty much the same as before washing. I ironed them and put them on the design wall. It was so great to admire each one up close and personal. 
I took a photo of the more unusual or fun prints.  This brown almost looks like decorator fabric. 

Windmills.... lol

That is a seam in the center square not a fold like it looks like at first glance. 


LOVE!!! 


There was a lot of blocks in the box! A real treasure chest!!

I'm going to sew these together and hand quilt, adding a label it was assembled in 2021. The blocks appear to be about 1900, with some fabric being a little older. 

Thanks again Kathy for thinking of me when cleaning out your sewing room!

Have a terrific week!

 

17 comments:

  1. You now have an enjoyable task before you! Love love the closeups of the fabrics—I’ll be checking those out on a bigger monitor for sure.

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  2. Great save for those blocks. That will be a nice quilt.

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  3. Just lovely antique blocks to work with for you; what a great quilting project this will be needling through these vintage fabrics...Enjoy ;))) hugs, Julierose

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  4. What a treasure trove! I love those madder prints. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  5. Great blocks. Can't wait to see the quilt. Hugs

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  6. What a great gift! Treasures, each and every one.

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  7. Thanks so much for the close-up views. These are wonderful!

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  8. Wonderful blocks and great fabrics!

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  9. These blocks are great! Wonderful fabrics. It will make for an interesting handquilting project.

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  10. Lori esto parece un gran tesoro que as conseguido.
    ¡¡Felicidades!!
    Cuídate

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  11. Oh là là... lucky you !!
    I loooove these madders !

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  12. What fabulous old timey blocks and you are doing right by them!

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  13. What a treasure of beautiful blocks. I love the antique feel and truly appreciate the pseudo-antique fabric designers. Some of these look like the reproduction fabrics they've come up with only yours are authentic!

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  14. I'm wondering if there are any repeat prints from one block to another? Perhaps they were made by friends to another friend who was moving away? Bits of their dresses as a form of Remember Me? Wonder what happened to the woman they were gifted to, if that was the case, that she never finished the quilt? SEW many questions!

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    1. Thee are no repeats! Isn't that fantastic?! I need your email address as you are a no reply commenter.

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  15. Quilters can make for the best of friends! This is going to be so much fun to hand quilt.:)

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