Here's what she got:
Double wedding ring arcs. And the newspaper pattern... Probably not enough for a top but a wall hanging for sure.
String blocks, and lots of them.
String blocks with the foundation newspapers still on the back of them.... dating 1930 and 1931. Don't you just love to read the bits and pieces of the news on the back of these blocks?
A large stack of star blocks... more than enough for a quilt. Why did she just keep making blocks and never put them together for a top?
A stack of signature blocks.... several with a date of 1931....one of them is the grandmother of the man who gave Joy the box. She's going to set these together in a wall hanging and give it back to him. Wonder why they were never set together in a quilt?
And the most interesting thing of all, in my opinion, in the box. I wish that I had taken a better picture of the whole thing. It's a quilt top with holes in the center. I wonder how the maker intended to finish it? Was she going to applique it to a large solid background (which is what we all suggested Joy do with it). Was she going to hand piece the center circle of fabric to the unit?
I suspect that all of the UFO projects... (wonder what they called them back then. I'm sure it wasn't UFO's though)... were made by the same lady and all about the same time.... 1930's, maybe early 40's. Some of the fabrics are pre 1930's also. Oh IF THIS BOX COULD TALK....