I'm unpacking my goodies I purchased on my Minnesota/Iowa/Nebraska trip. Now that I am here for a few days more, I'm stuck on what to begin on! What shall I do??
I have some hand sewing projects under way,(two done and two basted ready to go) I should just stick with those... right? Except I prefer to do hand work at night... I figure run the noisy sewing machine during the day... But look how cute that vintage dress pattern is? Hmmm, you know me and cotton summer dresses...
I had to ship home a box of goodies, should be here Thursday... But I wanted to show you the quilt top I found in Iowa... I have never found a red, green, yellow, quilt in a thrift shop, so when I spotted this I snatched it right up. It has all that I like, odd block design, hand stitching, and that SAME GREEN as my other 1880 vintage blocks that I bought in Ohio! Hand stitched, lovely. Then Michele turned it over and there was a "Tag" attached tot he quilt, and on it, it said something about being documented by the Iowa quilt...something or other, so I went to the QUILT INDEX....
You all the know the Quilt Index right? Go browse! A huge amount of gorgeous quilts at your finger tips!
My Quilt top is there! CLICK HERE! Unfortunately, they do not have a lot of info on it either...But all the same, I find it very interesting that the quilt was purchased in Houston, and ended up in a TINY antique store in IOWA.
This is what I mean about saving our Quilt stories... What journey has this quilt already been on? Who made it? etc. etc....
Quilt Alliance, people.... Go sign up and be a member and get involved! ;-)
And also, LABEL YOUR QUILTS!!! The really cool thing about making quilts is that they will out last us! Save a bit of your own history and label your quilts.
Do you LABEL??
How do you do it? Print off labels, Make your own, embroider?
Share how you LABEL YOUR QUILTS.
Here's another quilt I picked up... It's Orange. ORANGE! My favorite color! and it's so funky... raw edge appliqued by hand, so it' snot int he best of condition... but it is so sweet, and all fully intact...Odd and lovely.
OK, Have I procrastinated enough? I do think I will start a pile of paperwork... LOL! Will save my hand sewing for watching the Olympics...
Gasp, I nearly forgot... No Olympics watching tonight...
I have to take Boo to a ... It's hard to even say it...
Where are my ear plugs.
Cody Simpson, Big Time Rush and Rachel Crow.
You feel for me don't you?
I offered to sit in the car and wait for 2.5 hours, but no luck.