This outstanding vintage 9-patch quilt was just perfect to honor Mary Todd Lincoln. The time period of the quilt and the time that she spent as first lady were parallel for sure. The simplicity of the quilt makes it even more ideal for this tribute. Simple piecing means you’ll enjoy your work without any stressful patchwork. I also love the ‘quirky’ borders, adding the top and bottom first, and all three layers at once. It creates a frame of sorts around the quilt. Feel free to alter this design to suit your very own quilt. The quilting on this is exceptional and the plain squares do leave space for your favorite machine or hand quilting.