Novelty stripe of faux texture in navy, green and yellow/gold on white, with a navy and pin dot neat print on white.
Black ink signature on textured white stripe resembling lined paper and the signature is written on it as if it were.
Four red blocks are placed in the center, with blue or black strips of blocks running vertically on either side of center. Threads from sewing the sashing on by machine have not been cut off, and are mainly on the back. (Signed in type on 2 blocks , see R2,#5) Typewritten on plain white block, same fabric as in Row 1, #2; indigo (synthetic) white prints of dots and cheerios (not discharged) twill fabric; blue textured stripe on white shirting; by hand; seams pressed open, like garments Mr.
Most are dated November 12, 1913, but range from 1910 to 1916. The majority of fabrics look new, with starch or sizing on some. (Mercer Healy in row 4, #4) Pencil script on a white voile or organza type fabric, sheer but tight weave; Indigo (synthetic) with white motif with a fancy stripe printed on; delicate dress print of tiny flower bud with stem and leaf in red on white cotton; by hand A.
Only one fabric repeats, and is used within the same family.
This suggests that the fabric and block was made and signed by the signer, then sent to one woman, who used a sewing machine to complete the quilt top.
This article will describe each block separately for the signing method used, where the maker lived and the fabrics each chose. Indigo, chrome orange and white print of tiny flowers and pin dots, synthetic indigo, printed not discharged; black on white grid formed by 1/8" squares printed on.
Perhaps the reason for this friendship quilt will emerge, as there is not a special or central block with a description or label to tell its story. There are two mouse bites along the bottom edge of this block only, sewn by hand Mr.