A couple weeks ago I posted about buying a bag full of feedsack quilt squares and yo-yos.
This nine patch square with dogs on the fabric is one of my favorites, but there was just this one piece.
As I've been sorting through the bag, I've been amazed at how much work went into it.
Cutting all these 2" squares in the days before rotary cutters took lots of time and probably some blisters.
The pieces have been sewn together with tiny even stitches, and the seams are pressed so the quilt will lay flat.
And I'm curious, why weren't these ever turned into real quilts?
I'd guess there are the starts of at least five quilts. Did the sewer not have enough fabric to finish? Were these made by different people and collected by the woman I bought them from?
All of these things were running through my head as I sorted through the fabric.
When I got to the bottom of the bag, I found these little china doll arms. Could it be that a little doll did all of this cutting and sewing, and exhausted from her efforts, her arms just fell off?