This is my grandmother’s flower garden, actually it is my great grandmother’s flower garden to be exact. This elaborate quilt was made with calico from the 1930s and 40s. Many of these calico fabrics came from old flower sacks.
This is a quilted flower close up. This particular pattern was very popular during the Great Depression Era. Many of the women among my relations quilted but my Great Grandmother Dean was the most articulate of the bunch. This entire quilt was made by hand. There are twelve to fifteen stitches per inch!