WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?I want to hear your speculation about the maker's motivation to do what she did. Your speculation does not need to be historically accurate but should be G-rated.
Case 1: Beautiful crisp crib quilt from ca. 1880. It measures 31" x 35.5". The blocks are rusty-red and green. The setting squares are a lovely double pink. This is first time I have seen this particular print. It's so pretty it should be reproduced! The back is done in a bars pattern with two beautiful calicos. The border on three sides is about 3"; on the fourth side it is 7" wide. There are a couple places where the red fabric has a white line across it. These are printing errors in the fabric. Here are my questions? Why did she use the fabric with the printing error (when otherwise she used perfect, matching fabrics)? Why did she make the border wider on one side?
Case 2: From symmetry to none, check out this is a wild fragment. It was advertised as a crib quilt top, but it could be a fragment from a larger top; two of the sides appear to have been stitched to something else at some point in its life. There are several places where fabric was added to "make it fit". Who might have made this? What was she thinking when she stitched this piece?