It is easy to see why they weren't finished. They are sooooo busy that they make for an unsuccessful quilt. However, to be fair, these were probably made for use and from materials which could be purchased inexpensively or obtains as cutting room scraps....something which used to be very common in garment factories across the U.S. I remember my mom getting cotton knits from a near by company which made long-johns, underwear, and pajamas.
But what is really fun is to look at the prints. All of these date from the 1950s to about 1965. The quilter had prints in what must have been every single colorway. Some of them had a humorous aspect...these helmeted conquistadores stood in front of a simplified castle. I remember having a short set my mother made for me (and matching pedal pushers for my older sister) in about 1963 in a similar print showing stylized sailors. The black print on the blue to the left of the little men is a print of weathervanes. You can see two more colorways (black on yellow and black on cream) below. I think Teresa and I counted 5 different colorways of this same print.
Such quilts like these are great for people who study fabric and quilts. If only they had been dated . It's great that Teresa is finishing them as that will give them stability as well as make them usable.