On Sunday afternoon, on my way home from West Virginia – I stopped where I had always wanted to ---a stretch of highway with 3 antique malls in a row ---
The last time I was past there, I was in a car full of other quilters from Floyd, VA on our way to/from Wytheville to visit Batiks,Etc. No time to stop then!
On my way UP to West Virginia, I didn’t have time to stop, but told myself if they were open on Sunday on my way home that I just might take time for a leg stretching and wander around!
I mean, come on --- how could anyone resist a name like SNOOPERS?!?
And Snoop I did!
Oh Boy! My fave star block!
I loved the black, pink and cream color way, even though there is not one single scrappy thing going on with this quilt. It’s only 3 fabrics --- and NONE of the blocks have ANYTHING turned wrong anywhere. Hey. I know quilters like this…you might be one of them! LOL!
Seriously, it was a BEAUTIFUL quilt – a bit pricey ---and all that cross hatching, GORGEOUS! 3 fabrics, and cross hatching with no other designs ----just shoot me now.. but I LOVE IT! And it’s fun to post this today because I’m teaching my Cathedral Stars class both in Tallahassee, FL and in Albany, GA this week – same block! CLASSIC!
Speaking of Classic --- I get such a warm peaceful feeling ((No one start humming “Peaceful, Easy Feeling by the Eagles, please!)) when I see classic quilts with traditional blocks and well known names that look like they’ve lived a good hard life of keeping people warm and comfy through the night. This is definitely one of those!
It’s a perfect combination of “masculine” fabrics and “feminine” fabrics – which means it really did come from the scrap bag of household sewing. Big floral used in the 4 corners, a double pink print set with plaids and stripes that go every which direction. PERFECT combo for me!
Blue and green plaids and a shirting stripe!
Indigoes, greens and another shirting plaid.
And the piece de resistance ---HALF BLOCKS!
A barrel of spools and spindles!
Nothing came home with me on this trip, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy looking and touching and wondering about the life these items have had before they ended up here.
This treadle had been converted to Electric – they’d even taken the foot pedal off of the irons and the electric foot control is there on the top of the machine. It’s in the same tiffany pattern as my treadle head --
Someone at the retreat the other day was wishing she had one of these and I should have gotten her phone number or email address – because no sooner had she said that, did I find one here --- this is at SNOOPERS and the machine in the cabinet is only $40.00 so I hope someone goes back for it! I already have one ---but I love how sleek and so 50s these machines are! It’s a 3/4 size machine, like the Singer 99k.
A lovely classic Lone Star!
This one made me smile…it has things that I love to see --- for instance, the blues are not all the same as they go around the star. Can you see that some of the blue diamonds are a different fabric? Again – making do. They just have more personality to me than something that is dead perfect.
I’m hoping for more time to wander on my way to Tallahassee this morning! Be watching for more posts from the road ;c)
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!