Spring has come so as I am wont to do, I change all the rugs and bed linens in our old, old house to reflect the season. I placed a very old wedding ring quilt on our bed this weekend and have been enjoying its presence. However, last night when my sweetie was changing his clothes, he noticed a very disturbing thing about the quilt. Here is a picture of it on our bed.
Moving in closer, here is a close up of the ring itself. I had always thought it was a 1930's flour sack quilt and now I have proof (I think)positive.
Moving in tight for a picture of the blue fabric, what do we see? A swastika! And here is the really weird part, it is next to a snowman face! Now, I know the swastika was an American Indian symbol long before the Nazi's got their paws on it. The quilt was probably made pre-1940's because I doubt a fabric manufacturer would have used that symbol after WWII and the Holocaust.
Kinda weird but kinda neat too! Here's another question - how long did I own the quilt before it was noticed (and I am not the one that noticed it, my husband did!)