A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
An old quilt!!
Doesn't this look an lot like the Granny Blocks that lots of bloggers are doing right now??
My sister and I found this old quilt in an antique store in Weatherford, Texas. The pictures cannot possible do it justice, but it is the most beautiful, soft, and loved quilt! All 1930's fabrics, hand pieced and hand quilted. $55.00.
Is it foolish for me to buy old quilts like this one? I hate to see it just draped over some old furniture, or used as a tarp or something. I think of that quilter of old, sewing patiently by hand every stitch..and I honor her. Do you have an opinion about old quilts? Do you buy them??? I can't afford the really expensive ones, but this one, I could swing!
A new project!! This is a local designer, and I love her patterns!! This is a raggedy edged quilt...fun and easy!
I have all the pieces cut out, as you can see...just need to set them wonky and sew them together, them cut the edges to rags!! Then wash it, and the magic will happen...at least I am hoping that, LOL!!!