The second find is four crazy quilt squares that are about 12 inches square, made with a collection of fabrics sewn to muslin backing and embellished with embroidery. They will make a lovely table runner. At least that's my first idea.
I really enjoy thinking about the makers of these items as I look them over and decide what to do with them. I imagine the women who made them with bits and pieces, no rotary cutters and few patterns except those handed around the community or published in magazines. I admire their creativity as they endeavored to bring beauty into the lives of their families. I thank them for their legacy and hope that my efforts to extend the lives of their creations will honor them.