Once upon a time 30 years ago in the earlier years of our marriage before the expense of children, etc., my husband got me a Christmas/birthday present combined. Always a challenge since my birthday is December 17th. There was a big heavy box for me to open with all family eyes eagerly waiting. Inside I found bricks. I also found this quilt. I had admired it earlier at the Antique show at Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida where we lived for 20 years. I was delighted..and even more delighted when, as I started to mend some spots, I discovered that under this part was hiding a flying geese quilt that was much older. A great double bargain, double joy for a double holiday! In retrospect, one of my regrets, is that in tough financial times, we sold the inside quilt. So I only have left this top that covered it. The green backing is also shown. Dating this is harder since it is clearly to me, a generational quilt. It is very delicate and has many holes. Mending it seems such a task. Actually as I was taking it apart back then, it I saw that it had already been mended, as I have one or two blocks that came loose over some of those shown here. I am showing many of the blocks for those of you, like me, who love antique fabric and quilt history.