The indulgence starts here
Do you remember this quilt I showed you on my Community post? One of the ladies found these 50 state flower squares at a flea market or garage sale. All were worked beautifully, packed away in a box and forgotten. They were purchased for $10. I never find finds like that!
One of the things we did as an after-Saturday-night-linger-over-dinner activity was to share some sort of vintage sewing item.
Friend Marilyn brought a binder with patterns her mother cut from newspapers in the 1930s and 40s. As we passed the binder around the table Friend Jan noticed a few of the patterns were the very flowers found and worked and now in a quilt! We didn't know how old the patterns were. I took a few out, turned them over and found an advertisement for a movie that just started showing two days before. So I went online, typed in the name of the movie and discovered the patterns were printed in 1931! Above is the pattern and below is that flower done.
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