I remember when growing up, my mom had some items like those from her grandmother and used them on occasion.
I think my mom was a little surprised that I was interested in those "old relics".
Later on when we got back to her house, she said that she had some fabric she wanted me to look at to see if I wanted any.
So she gets it all out and siting on top was an old tablecloth that her grandmother appliqued. She held it up and shook it out, and commented on all the old satins on it and I replied that they give it character, and it was well used.
She was hesitant to put it down and then hands it to me and asks me if I wanted it. She said that she knows that i would appreciate it.
And I do!
(my foot shown for size)
Check out the hand applique work. Blanket stitch.
Nice and simple openwork or pulled thread.
I never never met Granny West, but I've heard wonderful stories about my mom and all her sister's spending summers at the farm in Texas.