I almost forgot to grab the button because I saw a quilt she was posting about, her "Two Grandmother's Quilt." Always intrigued about the finishing of a quilt started years earlier, I browsed through the posts and knew her quilt to be "The Rhymeland Quilt" by Ruby S. McKim. Ruby McKim was a designer who had many, many patterns in newspapers throughout the country. I will be posting about her in future posts.
While going through my research materials in an attempt to find information for Barbara at Cat Patches....
Of course the most interesting to me was the page on quilt making, the title "Calling The Quilts Into Service For Our Country" encouraging the use of scraps and declaring that the other fibers are as warm as wool. Further in the magazine you have the opportunity to purchase the embroidery pattern for 75 cents. I considered that a bit pricey when the magazine was $1.25 a year. I have a pattern magazine from the 30's that sold for 10 cents and has several quilts with templates. More about that later, I'm rambling again.
In future posts I will talk about some of the others plus my collection of the Kansas City Star patterns, to whom Ruby McKim worked for and made many contributions.
Well, this has been my day, watching the big snowstorm outside, finishing only one block, and browsing through some wonderful quilt history....I better go sew something. Enjoy your journey.