Woohoo! The sun is shining!!! Yippee!!! (We'll see how long it lasts!)
I have an old quilt top to share with you today. This Double Wedding Ring was machine pieced by my great grandmother Eva, sometime before 1940.
I see prints I would identify as being from the last decade of the 1800's and a few pieces that look like drapery fabric. It's in good shape, having never been quilted or used. There is at least one small age spot but that's all I've found so far.
I've taken a few deail photos so you can see the variety of fabrics she used. (I have no idea whether clicking on the photos will take you to a larger image or not. I haven't figured out that bit of magic yet.)
I'm so relieved I didn't pack this quilt top with the mothballs that the other family linens are infused with! By the way, if anyone has any ideas for eliminating mothball fumes from textiles please let me know. I'm going to take advantage of the sunshine today and lay them out on a sheet in the yard to see if that will help.