These were so great to see up close and personal. I’m guessing these to be somewhere between 1850 to 1870 ---someone else may have a closer date.
But what amazed me more than the blocks themselves…..was how MANY of them were frugal-pieced! Tiny bits, stitched together, some with as many as 3 seams…to make up a square that measured approximately 1” finished.
Seams in block pieces are often found. But how many women are careful enough to want to match the print so the seams are nearly invisible when viewed from the top??
Look at this one…it is my favorite:
Can you see the seams?
How about now?
And from the back!
Little stitches, needled by hand by Susan’s Great Grandmother – how precious it is to have these, to hold what she held in her hands oh, so many years ago.
I’ve added more photos here….if you can’t view the slide show, click the photo below to view the entire album:
|Great Grandma's Nine Patch, St Charles, IL 2013|