Thursday, May 6, 2010
Meta's unfinished work
My friend Carol is moving and she gave me a box of scraps from her attic. Inside was this partially completed piece.
It's not large, 36" x about 30". But what a wonderful fragment. You can see how the maker worked. She pieced scraps together, then attached them to the muslin foundation.
Sometimes a piece is appliqued onto the top to cover edges. The fabrics are quite a hodgepodge - everyday fabrics mostly: ginghams, stripes and plaids, clarets. Carol knew who made it: her grandmother Meta Themer who lived in Kingfisher, Oklahoma with her husband Will. Meta was born ~1898 and died in the early 1980s.
Carol is delighted to have it out of her attic and I'm delighted to have it to show you.