Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Grandmother's Flower Garden
It is Spring Break in Oregon and that means all of the public schools are closed for a week and many families take a vacation or visit relatives. Our break included a little visit downtown Grants Pass to the Antique Mall. This beautifully preserved quilt, called Grandmother's Flower Garden was displayed in the window of the store, along with a perfectly matching metal bed-frame. This pattern of quilt was very popular in the 1920's and 1930's and just in time to brighten up any home as the Great Depression settled in across the nation and the world. It is a very labor intensive pattern made mostly from scraps. Each hexagonal pattern is pieced and stitched almost completely by hand. What a beautiful quilt and inspiration. Of course we were truly window shopping, so the precious quilt is still on display in the store window!