When I was in Wyoming for vacation my sister Michelle gave me a vintage quilt that she found abandoned, forgotten and dirty. Imagine my surprise when Michelle gave me this freshly washed and virtually unused vintage quilt. I love it.
Because it was a flea market item we don't know the history or story behind the sweet butterflies. Each block was made by a different girl. Some of the girls were new to stitching and some look like they had experience.
I love the vintage fabrics. They are all bright and clear, still. And the butterflies have so much character. The quilt is hand quilted but has a range of stitch types so I'm sure there was several different quilters that gathered around the quilt frames many years ago.
If I had to guess I would say the blocks are made by high school girls or young mothers as a block exchange. The names of the stitchers are embroidered on the blocks. They are sweet old fashioned names most popular in the 30s. I love looking at each individual block and wishing I knew more about the history of the makers. Thank you so much for rescuing this gem and giving it to me, Michelle. I will love displaying it in my home.
This really makes me want to get back to using my vintage fabric stash more.