A few months ago, Julie sent a box of 24 blocks from a quilt top she purchased on ebay.
The seller said it was from Ohio and made around the 1940's.
Julie said I'll "know what to do with them." I hope she's right!
After being awe-struck over and over again at the beautiful old fabrics and petting them constantly,
I decided to patch the few holes and embroider the fabric edges,
similar to old crazy quilts.
I started with a simple blanket stitch, and decided I liked it. It's also helping to reinforce the hand stitching that was done on foundations of various fabrics.
It's fun to ponder about the original maker of this quilt, the sources of her fabrics,
the purpose of the quilt, and the stories behind it.
And Beth sent this lovely bag. The image is from an old card that her mother had.
Dogwoods and butterflies were my mother's favorites, and she was from Texas, like Beth.
I love those sweet little coincidences. It's perfect for carrying my embroidery thread.
On Friday, I'll travel to NYC to stay at Victoria's loft while she and her family go to Australia.
I've never explored NYC, and I'm SO looking forward to it.
You can see what I'll be working on while keeping the dogs company!
THANK YOU JULIE, BETH and VICTORIA!
The generosity of quilt-makers always astounds me!