This strip — 1.25″ – 5″ – 1.25″, dark, light, dark — represents the beginning of a quilt that I hope will rival the Judy Niemeyer Wedding Star quilt I did at Christmas. I guess that’s awfully ambitious, since I … Continue reading →
My friend has a wonderful family quilt she is repairing. It is 1930’s fabric, and appears to be a version of a Sunbonnet Sue — but we need help identifying this pattern. It appears to be a PIECED version of … Continue reading →
Truly fascinated, by these 1930’s fabrics. I think some of them were from feed sacks, others from flour sacks, and who knows what other grocery items may have been packaged in fabric to tempt the homemaker of the day. I … Continue reading →
Even though this quilt was pieced by someone I never met, it took me for a trip down memory lane when I found two fabrics that reminded me of dresses my sister and I had in about 1970! They were … Continue reading →
An old quilt is always good for a game of “I spy.” Are all the striped pieces “going” the same way? Is there any piece of fabric that is only there once? Which piece of fabric is represented the most times? Are there any mistakes or anomalies in the pattern? Two pieces of the same fabric side by side anywhere? This is what we were doing this afternoon with a quilt top made by my husband’s great-grandmother. I’m ready to repair it and put it on the frame.