I just really love how the old patterns appeared in the press many years ago, it would have been fun in the 1930s to open up the newspaper and see so many wonderful patterns. Most newspapers today are going out of business, I certainly wish pattern sets would appear today
Back in the 1930s, this particular quilt was posted every week one block at a time for a quilt contest. When the last block was posted, you would have to send or bring your quilt top to the newspaper office. Prices were given for different age brackets as an incentive. The newspaper offered prizes of five dollars, $2.50 and a dollar. Prizes were given to winners from 8 to 12 years old and 12 to 16-year-old. That always surprised me, it wasn’t for the adults, whom you would have thought were collecting the patterns and making the blocks, it was more for their daughters. I think it is so important for us as quilters to pass love of quilting down to the next generation. This past year I purchased my granddaughter a sewing machine, she loves to sit with us and work on quilts for the orphanage. I will do the same when my six-year-old granddaughter turns eight. I hope that you enjoy the patterns, would love to see your quilts when they are finished.
Other patterns that I posted today are the 22nd Baltimore block, this particular block is on the back of my quilt.
The alphabet blocks for the month are U and V.
I also will be looking at adding some more blocks and series later on in the month.