A little backstory here. If I remember correctly, Carol contacted me after finding me online. That was in 2011. She entrusted me to quilt a DWR that she ended up giving away! Oh my. This is a quilt that Carol's grandmother and great-grandmother made, she thinks. Not completely sure of the history here, and of course they are both passed away, so she can't ask them. Parts of the quilt were hand pieced, others done by machine.
As you can see, there were some "issues" That's quilter terminology for not the greatest piecing. Based on the prints, I'm going to guess that this was made from fabrics from the 1930's. I had to laugh though because although all of my '30s prints are reproduction, I have several of the same designs as in this quilt.
I did my best to wave my magical quilting wand, but there was still an awful lot of extra fabric that just couldn't be worked in. We used wool batting, mostly for the extra loft to try to fill in some of the fullness. I think the back looks pretty good! The front, well, I've done better.
Quilted with continues curves in the arcs and jewels, and a feather motif in the center squares and the ovals.My primary hope is that Carol and her late relatives are pleased with how it turned out.