I can't help but wonder about the woman who made this....how long it took her to make...how old she was...where she lived....what she was like...what kind of family did she have and what did she use this quilt for??
The quilting is completely done by hand....The backing is pieced with two separate pieces.....The sales lady told me that a woman just bought a similar one that had a white backing and no staining!! Darn it all!! I was a few days too late!!
This is my very first quilt....I have been wanting to find an antique quilt for some time....I always seem to miss the estate sales and auctions...I'm gonna be on the lookout now for sure because I am hooked!!
I hear this pattern is a bear to make...very intricate and complicated but I'd love to try making a small lap quilt or table runner sometime. Does anyone know of any great quilt sites??
A close-up look:
You can see the stain again on this one:
What should I use to get it out? woolite?? I don't want to ruin it.....or should I just leave it?? The best part is that it's not a "stinky" quilt either...and I am happy about that....:)
I also purchased a 48 star flag today...I have always wanted one and finally found one!! I've drapped it over my new german luxe prim tree for the photo...not sure where I'll put it yet...
I couldn't resist this sweet lil' Valentine Annie....got her for only $12 (I probably won't make myself anything for Valentine's Day...although it's my wedding annniversay...11 yrs this year!! Isn't she as sweet as can be. Purchased her from a local crafter who has insanely inexpensive prims!!
Here's another Valentine prim that I purchased today: It's crazy but I even have this Tenn Ridge pattern but would not have made it for myself this year...For only $12 I thought, "let someone else make it for me"....time vs $$, I say...and give the local crafters some business!!
Here's my cowl from Cathy @ Tolentreasures...what a sweetheart for making it for me to match my coat!! Thank you Cathy!! I love it...wore it today!!
Look at this adorable pillow that I bought from Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme....I looove it....
She does such a great job stitching!!
A closer look @ my pillow: I just love the stitched envelope, heart and sprigs~n~berries~~Great Job Jennifer.
Todd and Josh @ the pinewood derby car races today...Josh made a "tank" car, which is hard to see here...Todd cut it out, glued it, put the wheels on and weighted it (has to be 5 oz or less)...Josh painted the basecoat & camo and I stenciled the side white stars. I had to wash off the first one as I put it on too "prim" (on an angle)...ooops..... he wanted the two points facing down...how funny!! Josh did'nt place but it's always fun to see what the kids have created and how excited they are. Todd must not have been ready and I only got one chance as Josh was off and running!!