Politically Incorrect.......... this small walling hanging was made back in the late 1980's. I saw it in the book Pieces of The Past, that I showed you last week. That one was made by Nancy Martin in 1985, and based on many old southern quilts. She says the original pattern source is unknown but that this Southern Mammy appears in many parts of the South. I really wanted to make it, and use some of my feedsack and
older yardage for the dresses.
The pattern is not that difficult to graph if you have a picture. The quilt by Nancy Martin is 28" square. Mine is only 27" but my border is narrower than she shows. My blocks finish at 6", therefore they are 8" on the diagonal. It's not hard to measure and draw the lines to form a pattern. Mine is machine pieced and hand quilted.
And while I still like this little quilt very much, I do understand the possible implications that it might hold for some. If it offends you, I am truly sorry, that would NEVER be my intention. An inspiration that came to mind after making it, is that it would be fun to make this again, with little "green" men, wearing Hawiian shirts...*VBS*
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