This is likely the oldest of the family quilts. My Grandma said that this quilt "was around as long as I can remember. It was always on Grandma Saal's bed." The back was pieced together, and old clothes were used to make this. In the closeup you can see the seam on the navy blue square.
This fourth quilt comes from the other side of the family. It was made by my grandpa's mother, Helene Rohrbeck Hummel (1886-1973). Due to Grandpa's excellent memory, we know that this quilt is ca 1927. Grandpa was sent out to find the perfect Tulip Tree leaf (aka yellow poplar) for this quilt and then had to trace it for his mother, and he is certain that it was in the first couple years he went to school, so that means 1927-1928. He's sure that it wasn't as late as 1929, because by then he wasn't in the house with his ma as much. This was hand-appliquéd, machine pieced, and hand-quilted, made from cotten sateen. Thanks to Grandpa we know that Aunt Lillian, Aunt Emily, and Aunt Annie (her sisters) all came out to the farm and helped her quilt it. This is from the farm on Moravian Drive, at 15 Mile and Schoenherr.
So there's more than you'd probably ever want to know about my family!