This pattern set was for days of the week tea towels-I have no idea what the little figure is supposed to be (an elf?, a fairy?, a Martian?) but she sure is cute.
Here she's sewing-my favorite! I have used some of these in an embroidered quilt I made (I'll show pictures on the week-end) and I actually once saw a vintage quilt that used them too!
Aunt Martha also produced larger pattern sets intended for quilts-this is the Old Testament set. I love the 1930's graphics-get a load of David in his very chic Cave Man outfit!
BTW, if you're interested, this pattern and the New Testament pattern set are still available today from Colonial Patterns. You can also get the State Birds and State Flowers-probably the most popular patterns in the 1930-1940s that Aunt Martha produced.
Aren't the Egyptian princess and her maid lovely!
The quilting booklet is the latest Aunt Martha pattern booklet that I own-printed after 1963 by the zip code in the address and the fact that the patterns include seam allowance (most older pattern books did not include seam allowance). On the back of the booklet is a collection of other Aunt Martha pattern booklets - these are also available today here.