Wednesday, March 21, 2012

OLD

I received some OLD quilt pieces today.
Most of the blocks were already joined in rows.

WHy...oh why....did this quilt maker STOP???
(Maybe because she was HANDPIECING!!!) :0

I came home and went to work.
It didn't take TOO long to piece it all together.
OOPS!!!
Looks like I need to go back and fix that bottom left block.
:/

Touching an old quilt, is to ME, like touching HISTORY.
Maybe people interested in old books feel that way too.
Or...
Those who collect coins....etc...


After getting it all together...
 I washed it GENTLY...
and laid it out in the sun to dry!

Mmmm.....
What a treasure!!!
I just LOVE touching history!

I linked this post over at a Elizabeth's today! ;)
She likes Vintage quilts!
Who doesn't??

7 comments:

  1. Yes, it is so wonderful. I make up stories about them. It deserves to be finished.

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  2. Hor lovely! I like that you have kept the maverick block made by the original quilter!

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  3. I love this Jacob's Ladder, nothing like an old quilt. They feel like velvet.

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  4. Oh, I love vintage quilts too! And you are right--who doesn't? I have some to share over on my blog also. Think I will snap to and do some posting. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. It looks very modern, doesn't it, with the pink and gray solids : ) Thank you for linking up to Vintage Quilt Thursday. I am glad that you joined the party!

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  6. Last year I bought a quily top that is about 100 years old and in wonderful condition. I wanted it because I was certain the blue fabrics were similar to a little girl's dress that had been in my great-aunt's trunk. Her daughter died on her fourth birthday and my guess is the dress was to have been a gift since it looks like it was never worn. I have the quilt top and and dress hanging across the footboard of my antique bed.

    By the way, since I just taught a Jacob's Ladder class, I see that some of your blocks have parts turned the wrong way (of course I had made some of those same mistakes that resulted in a bit of unsewing). Were you thinking of changing those or keep the character of the quilt intact? Maybe that is why the piecer stopped halfway,

    You have a treasure!

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