A few months ago James' mom gave me a bag of quilt pieces that her grandmother -James' great-grandmother- had sewn together. They were in pretty good shape. No moth holes or tears. They did need a little cleaning up. I soaked them in a bowl of water and oxi-clean overnight and let them air dry. There were no instructions about how to sew the pieces together, but after a little trial and error -and a geometry lesson- this is what I came up with:
The star shaped pieces are what I was given. There are a number of them, so I think I'll be able to make a nice sized quilt. I think the fabrics that the stars are made from is from the 50-60's.