Saturday, April 17, 2010

Evergaldes Wall Hanging

I finished the little "vote on the border" wall hanging.
She really liked the brown border.

I used variegated thread to quilt it. I love the way
it turned out, it looks like streamers!

I know she is going to love this. It matches her
furniture so well. Sorry about the washed out look-
silly flash! The back is as fun as the front.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vintage Patterns

While looking through many boxes of photos for a huge
project(Josiah's high school graduation presentation
board) due next month, I cam across a box full of old
family photos my aunt had given me a few years ago
after she cleaned out my Grandmas' house. I Little did
I know the box was a time capsule! In the bottom were
THESE! I still have some investigating to do, but I
think that my Gram got these on a visit back to see all
the family in Arkansas in the 1990's? sometime. My Gram
did not quilt, but she brought back a few family quilts,
and the pattern at the end, Grandma's Fan, had the same
hand quilting done on it. ENJOY!

I really want to try Palm Leaf.

V Block is very cool-
I cannot wait to try it with vintage fabrics.

Click on this to enlarge and you can see a dotted
quilt pattern, a very sweet spider web.

I call this Sand Dollar

Here is the pattern. It is not from 1922-
it is pattern # 1922. It is complete.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Gift

This giant tub was given to me at church a few weeks
ago by our pastor and his wife. His Mom had passed
away and they wanted to pass her quilting goodies
onto a quilter- so I was the lucky recipient!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

I called Princess Buttercup to hot foot it over
so I could open it up with her and share its riches!

Besides many desirable pieces of fabric and notions
was this twin sized pieced eight point crumb star flimsy.
It was probably made in the 50's (some of the pieces
give it away) and the edges were turned and hand
stitched to be what PB thinks was a useful bed covering.
I can understand not wanting/ having the time to had quilt!

A closer look.

This beauty is a string quilt that is badly worn in some
areas due to the really just inappropriate use of stretch
fabric as quilting material. PB says she can show me how
to repair and reuse this fabulous quilt! I was not so sure
I wanted to take that on, but I am willing to try and I know
I will learn a lot in the process!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Great Day!!!

He isn't here! He is risen from the dead,
just as he said would happen. Come,
see where his body was lying.

~ Matthew 28:6, NLT