August 19, 2019

Caught Up!

With these 6 butterfly blocks, I'm all caught up with my BOM commitments.  I really didn't like the butterfly blocks for August for the Sew Hometown Calendar Quilt Along, so I made these.  They're not perfect but they are done.  It's a relief because I'm leaving town on Thursday for 8 days and I hate to be behind schedule.
May your bobbins always be full,

August 15, 2019

Playing Catch--up

My life has been busy, probably just like everyone else's.  For the July 2018 and 2019 Inspiring Stitches BOM, I just said, NO.  I didn't like either one of the blocks; so I improvised and came up with the blocks above.  Three for 2018 and four for 2019.

Then it was on to August 2018.  The blocks above are called Sweet Pea Blocks; they are perfectly imperect and I love them.  Now, to tackle the August 2019 blocks.  I hope to get them finished before I leave town next week.  Wish me luck! 
May your bobbins always be full,

August 3, 2019

A Really Old Quilt

This quilt was made by my Grandmothers' Great Grandmother.  It just came into my possession via a cousin who is downsizing.  She'd listed it on Craig's List and her sister sprang into action and said she should consider giving it to me because I'm a quilter.  A few text messages and emails resulted in the quilt arriving at my house.  I assured both cousins that it would stay in the family.  It needs some TLC but it's really in good shape.

My grandmother was born in 1891.  We don't know which of her great grandmother's made this quilt, but they were all born in the 1700s.  I bet it was made in the late 1700s or early 1800s and of course, it was all stitched by hand.

I had lunch with my friend Jane this week and described the quilt to her.  She asked if it was a Drunkards' Path, and I bet it is.  What do you think?
May your bobbins always be full,