I set about putting some borders on the big vintage star right away. The star was not laying perfectly flat, but I am pretty sure I can get it flat when I quilt it. the waves are pretty minor compared to some vintage ones I have. I have several of these stars that I have found in antique stores, that were hand sewn and probably never got finished because they didn't lay perfectly flat. This one is just so pretty with the red and white and great prints... I had to have it just for me! How could I not for $9.50
I am putting a red and white bias binding on the quilt too. I hope to get it basted today... Although I have a huge quilt I am quilting today, and my saying that is probably just a easy way to distract myself from working on it!
I'm sure none of you ever do that. right?
Well, I did stitch in the ditch on it, and now I am ready to do some fun quilting on this quilt below.
Mom is settling in, and learning some sewing tricks of her own! She's been a big help this week. Thanks Mom!
And lastly, my other road trip purchase. 36 BOW TIE blocks from the late 1800's. Hand pieced and SOOO darn cute. I loved the green setting fabric, the one cheddar block, the one red block, the dark stripe block... haha! I think I love them all. All perfectly sewn, and all the same size. I can't imagine why these were never finished, Other then perhaps she ran out of fabric. A few of the blocks have pieced green strips sewn together so she could finish making a few blocks. All hand sewn perfectly, seams pressed open... gorgeous work.