If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Signature Quilts

Last month at our Quilt Study meeting Alice McElwain had brought a couple of her signature quilts. She has a thing for them, if she find one in at least fair shape she'll snag it up. 

This was a quilt she had  purchase and was told it was from Kansas but after doing some research she found out it was actually from Oklahoma. Somewhere in the Durant area.

The blocks are interesting, this here is one block. 
When joined the corners make a group of hearts. the center piece where the signature goes is what I find intriguing Reminds me of a bone but I doubt that's what it is suppose to be. See the L, and the detail to the block. 

 I just fell in love with all the neat embroidery work. Some very creative combinations of stitches were used. All the blocks had a lot of detail.  Different from most quilts in this style I have seen.
If I remember right, she dated it to be from the 30's

Then she had this quilt which again is done in a unique pattern. I wish I could remember the name of this block. I like the bright colors and believe that she dated this one from the 40's

Can you see the blocks?

Till next time


  1. These signature quilts are very unique and interesting.
    What wonderful finds! Thanks for sharing.

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