I Enjoy having a project to work on at night
when our family is together. If my hands are not
busy doing something, I feel like I'm wasting
precious time. I know this is not necessarily true.
Sometimes it's good to just be still.
Right now, I'm working on hand quilting a quilt I found
in an antique shop two years ago while visiting my
friend Lisa in Georgia.
This treasure was hand pieced by someone I don't even know.
I often wonder why this quilt top ended up
on an antique shop.
Where was it stored all these years?
Why was it not finished?
Who are the relatives of this quilter and why
is this family heirloom not loved and treasured by them?
Who was this unknown quilter?
Based on the fabrics used, I'm guessing the quilt
is from the early 1900's. It came with backing fabric
that I believe is old muslin.
This is my mini sewing basket.
It carries my pincushion, thimble and
little snips (scissors), ready for quilting anytime.
I love the pattern of this quilt.
I forgot to take a picture of the hand piecing on the back,
but just seeing the front, you can only imagine the time
it took to sew each piece without a sewing machine.
With our very hot and humid weather these last
couple weeks, the quilt is resting on a
chair until it cools down a bit. As soon as
the heat lets up a little, I'll be back quilting.
I think this will be one of our family heirlooms with
part of the story unknown.
Do you like to have an on going project you
can work on here and there?
What are you working on now?
Warm Country Blessings,