I thought I'd show it to you before I return it. Beth said the ladies in her parent's church made these quilts and presented them to newborns. I love the idea - scrap blocks of squares. The scrap blocks have 48 squares, each measuring about 1 1/4" square. I wonder if the women made the square blocks at home - I notice the sizes of the small squares can vary. The entire squares blocks do measure 9" x 9". They alternate with solid blocks - there are 12 scrappy blocks and 13 solid blocks. The total quilt measures 45" x 45". Bella the cat offered to pose so you could get an idea of the quilt's size.
Beth was born in Marshfield, MO, in 1960 - her parents were members of the Marshfield Christian Church. Beth has distinct memories of women at the church sitting around a large quilting frame in the church basement -- "actually one of just a few distinct memories I have of living in Marshfield. We moved to Kansas City just as I turned 6."