I just love this one! I followed the original colors including that touch of yellow and am so glad I did. The inscription: Maxson Dunham, Piscataway, NJ, May 25, 1852.
Another cute bird :) This block was inscribed Sarah Ann Dunham, Piscataway, NJ, May 25, 1852.
The last one. I had to smile at those 'dog biscuit' shapes :) This block was originally inscribed Cornelius C. Blackford, May 25th 1852, Piscataway, NJ.
And here is his gravestone at the Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Middlesex County, NJ. Find A Grave photo. Cornelius was 58 when the quilt was made in 1852. He died in 1881 at age 87.
I still need to trim the blocks to 8-1/2" and then decide how I'm going to set them together. Thinking narrow sashing maybe 3/4" in red with yellow cornerstones. Or???
Our backyard looked like a frozen lake during the deep freeze.
And Saturday a pipe burst in the little apartment that's attached to the garage. It's quite the mess! The water mitigation team was here yesterday to remove the carpeting. Today is sheet rock day. That entire back wall needs to be replaced in addition to the ceiling and two other small areas in the kitchen.
Would you believe I'm all caught up with my evening projects? I need to baste a little quilt so I have something to work on.
I think it'll be this one :)
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