Friday, November 18, 2016

on the wall....

today finally got around to hanging this piece that has been rolled up on the floor since moving in...



another of my imperfect pieces; actually this was a replacement for an earlier one that got trashed.  it could use more quilting in the white spaces if motivated to do so.   while tidying up, noticed this horror......


put this runner together eons ago from some squares inherited from the ex's aunt, most likely made by his grandmother....now that i've been instructed on old fabric types, can clearly see this brown stripe (lower right corner)  that has now horribly faded due to direct sunlight.  most of these fabrics are 30s era but thinking the stripe is older than that...immediately pulled it out of harm's way and it'll get put away.  and just for reference,  got out some broken dishes squares taken from a quilt top given to me probably around 1990 or so.   they are hand sewn.  the top needs some mending, and since it was quite large, removed one row for repair squares....but nothing like the brown stripe in these.  will defer to my pals cyndi and wendy for their learned opinions....


the colors are spectacular as the quilt was never finished, never used or laundered.  it's a someday project....remainder of the weekend goes to thorough cleaning of the apartment, finishing up my portion of the guild's raffle quilt and finishing up a donation quilt.   in the good news/bad news department, the 365 turns the corner today with the start of 6" squares for the final border.  won't divulge how far behind, but after the holiday this project will be my BFF.....or at least until the end of the year!

1 comment:

  1. That quilt looks great hanging above your bed!
    I love the vintage stuff. A fun challenge to create something from older blocks.

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