This is the beginning of my lime center strings quilt. I have all the blocks made now - just need to trim the rest of them up.
But then - did you know its almost the middle of the month? And I have to finish UFO #1 ( cuz Judy said so!) So I got that out and started on it too.
I call this my Betty Quilt.
My Great Aunt and her mother and sisters were quilters - a long time ago. She gave me a appliqued quilt prior to her passing, and I got really interested in what else they had later in life. So my mom and I did some research and found that they had donated their quilts to the Michigan State Quilt Study.
And then we found the pictures on line - and this one just popped out at me - so I decided to reproduce it.This is the original made by Martha Durkee Blakesley and her mom - Mary Elizabeth Durkee. These were my aunts Mother and Grandmother. Based on there age the quilt had to be made before 1884 ( cuz thats when Martha died) Anyways - this is my goal!
So I got all that written late last night before I went to bed, and then I woke up and it was quiet - so I snuck out and finished some more *stuff* - here is my design floor as of 8 am this morning!! Whoo Hoo.
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