Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Aunt Martha's Workbasket, July 1937

This month's issue has only two patterns - a fancy Dresden Plate quilt, and a crocheted bedspread.  Readers are offered a titillating glimpse of issues to come, though.  

A free download is available from the Antique Pattern Library. 


Lady Anne said...

I really have to admire the "stick-to-it-ivness" of women who could actually complete projects of this size. I started a quilt when The Squire and I were going together. We just celebrated our 45th anniversary and the blasted thing is still in the cedar chest - half done. Maybe I can aim for our 50th? And we won't even discuss that crocheted spread!

Bunnykins said...

I once saw a full size quilt in a pioneer museum: descending steps type pattern in alternating rows of red and white, each piece about 1" x 2", all hand pieced, and not done Seminole Indian quilting method as each piece was sewn (paper pieced?) individually. Patience or madness?
I sometimes buy old embroidered linens for the patterns. You'd be surprised at how many unfinished bits were left by our great grandmothers. You, and I, are just carrying on the tradition.

Sam said...

I have a quilt in process for several years now. Can't decide if I still like the fabric or not. ANd I have 2 paper pieced hexagon quilts (lap size) in the works.

Bunnykins said...

There's a club for women named "Lois". I'd bet a club for women with UFOs would be larger. But what if we then had to go to Stitch and Bitch meetings to finish things? Hmm; or, we could trade: one woman's UFO is another's reclamation project. The club could give prizes for oldest UFOs as it's good to have incentives. (just rambling on...)

Shay said...

If you have UFOs you can never die.

At least that's the theory.