Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Emma Paul's Quilt
This beautiful scrap quilt belongs to the New Berlin Historical Society. According to the former owner, when Emma Stickels Paul was 21 years old, in 1862, she made this quilt in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.
The donor of the quilt inherited it from his mother, who acquired it from Emma's husband. The donor was Emma's nephew.
It would be fun to trace the genealogy of the family. The date of 1862 seemed right to those of us who saw it in person, which included 3 AQS certified quilt appraisers.
Wouldn't this be a fun pattern to sew? I think I'd make it as an 8 in. block, with a 4 in. center square, four 2 in. squares for the corners, and 8 triangle/squares that finish at 2 in.
If you made the center square 6 inches, and the squares and triangle/squares 3 in., you'd have a 12 in. block.
I'll be entering this quilt into our section of the Quilt Index in the next few days. We already have 448 quilts entered. If you'd like to see them, or any others, just point your browser to