|whole quilt top|
|Talk about tattered.....a couple of holes near one edge|
Some time ago, while going through fabrics that my mom gave me, I discovered this tattered, piece of a quilt top. It's a top that must be quite old as it looks like it's been around forever.
When my older sister, Angie, came for a visit a few weeks later, I showed her the quilt piece. She instantly said it came from Ma-ma. Our grandmother on mom's side of the family. She loved to sew and play with fabric and there's no doubt that Ma-ma made this quilt top.
Close inspection revealed that the top is entirely hand pieced. That makes me believe that the only way to quilt it is by hand. So, for
the next few days, this will be one of my projects. My husband is having surgery in the morning and I must keep myself busy while sitting with him at the hospital or I'll go crazy.
Can't wait to figure out how old these fabrics are.
Remember packing a busy bag for your children when getting ready for vacation? I always included stuff for myself in the busy bag because I'm the one in the family with bad ADD gene. :-)
|some must be feed sacks....they have a very rough texture|
I've wanted time to work on this quilt since its discovery. Now that I'll have to be still and quiet, I figure I'll try to get some of it quilted. Here are a few more close-ups of the quilt top with pins in it all ready to go.
|Isn't it interesting how she put the diamonds together? |
Not really always matching.
For the backing I've chosen a piece of light yellow cotton that was in mom's stash. This way the finished topper will include something from both of the women who influenced my sewing and quilting: Ma-ma and Momma.
|Showing part of the backing I've chosen.....|
light yellow cotton from my mom.
Alright, now for the question of the day:
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