The 29 blocks had some name stickers or names written on the seam allowances. I determined they were made in 1999 (some had dates next to their name) and they came from Illinois, because LLQA was written on a few block backs. I looked up LLQA and it is an association of guilds in Illinois, but I could not find a contact to call or email. I would love to let them know about these. (Cheryl, are you reading?)
If I placed the blocks 5 by 6, I was short one block. It seemed only fitting that I should make one as it was National Quilting Day. The workmanship in every block is superb. I wish I could thank them all. It was a joy to sew these.
I decided on sashing them and auditioned a bunch of fabric. I chose a cream and white polka dot because it keeps the nostalgic flavor, but adds a modern twist. For the cornerstones, I went through my 2" scrap drawers and chose a variety of colors and designs that were a similar flavor and value.
Because I have used the webbing method I learned from Wanda before and just saw Bonnie Hunter's quilt cam where she webbed a small block quilt with sashings and cornerstones, I webbed the whole top and just need to complete the rows. Everything stayed in order. I will chose a fabric for a 4" finished border so this can be a good size comfort quilt, which has already comforted me.
Thank you to the unknown lovely quilters in Illinois from 1999! I will copy the names off the back of the blocks and post them soon.
|Blocks set up for webbing|
|All webbed, rows need to be sewn. Then borders|
Thank you to all who entered.