|Olive Filena Andrews b. 1833|
Now if you think about it, they were lucky if their bed was a full sized bed. Bed's were very small. Those pieces in that quilt had to be very tiny. I have tried to find a picture of an Old Maid's Patience quilt without luck. I did find one somewhere along the line, but it could not be the same quilt. The pieces were much too large for a quilt with these very small pieces. If anyone finds one I would love to see it.
I made a quilt some time ago and named it "Hattie's Inspiration." It has a lot of pieces but not near the number that Hattie put into her quilt. You can find "Hattie's Inspiration" in the right column in the gallery section.
A Book Review
Many of you are familiar with "Why Quilts Matter." On their site they have a review of the book "Quilts in Everyday Life 1855-1955 A 100-Year Photographic History by Janet E. Finley. The review is very well done . You can check it out on their site http://whyquiltsmatter.org/welcome/quilts-in-everyday-life-by-janet-finley/