Tuesday, June 17, 2014

40 down, 30 to go

twentieth century files

Still plugging away at the descriptions of quilts. I have 40 of them done, and another 30 to do including 19 in the twentieth century, and 11 in the twenty-first century groups. Things are getting interesting. I'm still counting pieces and quilting stitches and noticing a general trend showing a gradual reduction in the number of pieces and amount of quilting. There are also specifics about pattern names, sources of publication and other supporting information.

sneaky-peak inside Quilt 37 file
Very few of the quilts have any maker's information, but one quilt made by Elsa Snuggs of Tulsa, Oklahoma provided the opportunity to flex the genealogy muscle. Another quilt included pop culture references to a song and two films, as well as the exact date the pattern was published. Pretty cool stuff, if you ask me! I'm happy to be on track to meet my goal of being two months early with the bulk of the materials for the book.

Looking forward to Mom's visit in July, and not having to worry so much about working on the book while we are together. When you really think about it, that's what it's all about. :)

1 comment:

  1. You're more than halfway done! Being able to track your progress builds momentum, don't you think? Keep it up!