Great Grandmother Martha Jane Marley Carroll may have been a quilter and a knitter.
I like to think that she was, and that my interest in Quilting and Knitting is a Genetic Thingy!
Over the years I have collected and pieced many 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' quilts
with my favorite fabrics being from the 1930's.
This year my goal has been to quilt the 'Pieced Tops' that I've collected.
This 'Handpieced Top' was originally made to fit a full size bed as back in the 1930's that was the standard size mattress.
However, the 'Top' had some missing and frayed pieces in the center
and was the perfect piece to re-purpose into four smaller tops.
The 'Flower Garden' blocks and their white and 30's green background pieces were well done and showcase many 30's florals and solids.
By adding 1930's reproduction fabrics as borders and backing and machine quilting,
the four quilts have been given a new life for many years to come.
Who knows, perhaps this one will become a Family Heirloom...like the photos
from my Great Grandmother Martha Jane Marley Carroll's Photo Album.
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