When your favorite football team is really crappy but you watch them play anyway it’s good to have a hand sewing project so that the time isn’t a total waste. Is it possible that the Eagles are losing because I’m working on a project that I don’t like? Am I jinxing them?
I don’t think so but I’m glad I have something to divert my attention a little while I watch.
Almost 25 % done and I’ve turned the first corner!
I love how the corner looks.
It’s moving along at a pretty good pace and I’m confident that I’ll have this done by the end of the year. Now I’m starting to think about all of the fabrics in the quilt and which ones will bleed. I have some leftover white fabric and a lot of print fabrics left so I think I’ll soak those just to make sure that the white will not attract the dye.
Tonight is the first session of my Successful Online Selling class and tomorrow night is my glass fusing class so there won’t be any evening sewing. Hopefully I can fit in a couple of hours of pebbled circles today and tomorrow.
Chris was away on a hunting trip this past week with Charlie, his best hunting buddy. While they were away, Charlie’s wife, Karen, and I decided to get together one night not to celebrate our staycations.
I also wanted to see Karen’s quilt collection and I took photos to share. I don’t remember the maker history on all of them but they are all family quilts.
I don’t know a lot about dating quilts but I think most of these were made before the 1950’s and they are all very traditional and remind me of the quilts my Great-Grandmother made.
Because I love scrappy quilts I think this Ocean Wave quilt was my favorite.
This Shoo Fly quilt belonged to her brother and he had it until he died so it’s very special to Karen. What I liked about this is that the batting/backing is a prequilted piece. The top is tied to the quilt. I suspect that the dark border was added to make the quilt the size of the back and then the excess fabric was turned to the back for the binding.
She received this Grandmother’s Flower Garden as a top and had it hand quilted and finished. The photo I took of the label had the details but it’s blurry. I seem to remember that the quilter was in her late 80’s when she worked on this quilt for Karen.
My awareness of her quilt collection came about because of this quilt. It’s another top that she wants to have quilted so she can use it. Barbara Brackman confirmed that this quilt doesn’t have a name as a published pattern. It was a scrap pattern that was most likely passed around. It’s all hand pieced and is in great condition. The muslin fabric feels really stiff so I’m not sure exactly what it is but it’s likely a blend of some sort.
I love seeing people who are really attached to their quilts. She loves and uses all of them. I know that some would recommend not using them but I’m an advocate of using quilts and I know that’s what these quilts were intended for.