Thursday, August 28, 2014

Treasures in the Trunk

 
 
Good Morning......The doughnuts were the best I've ever had....they melted in your mouth.....a big YUM!  I'm glad the place in not next door or just around the corner.
 
 
Sorry to disappoint, but I became so involved with life yesterday I did not get the fabric fat eight's cut for give a way.....I'll have them ready for tomorrow.
 
 
Now for the treasure in the trunk!
 
 
My quilter friend Julie discovered this quilt while cleaning out her parents home.  I've never been so charmed by an antique quilt.

 
It has all been hand pieced and hand quilted, and the little squares are 1 inch.  The sashing has even been pieced.

 
I love the little strip through the border.  All of the corners don't match, it's not perfect, but it is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.  What if she had not finished it, because some of the seams didn't match to perfection.......we would be deprived of this unique and lovely quilt......finished is always best.

 
And here is my darling grand dog Moose, basking in the sun with those ears standing at attention! 
 
 
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail".
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing quilt! I wish I had the patience to even make one half the size!

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  2. That is one of the loveliest antique quilts I have ever seen. I would be inspired to sew one. I love the colors and the use of the tiny squares. Beautiful!

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  3. OMGosh!!!! This quilt is STUNNING!! I love this quilt even more with the corners not matching! It means the quilter was like the rest of us...human but loved to quilt! Amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing!
    Paulette

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  4. I love this treasure of a quilt! What a true labor of love. Yes I am glad it is finished and preserved.
    I have not quilted in 30 years and what I did was all hand pieced and hand quilted. I am wanting to maybe pick it up again. Do you have a favorite book for beginning quilting by hand, preferably with old traditional patterns?

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  5. WOWWWWWWW!!!!!

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