We both have an affinity for quilts with this distinctive bright orange color, and I told her I’d bring my bowties ((all bound, except for the sleeve!)) so she could see it, and she would bring the Cheddar Shoo Flies so I could see them too.
See this date hand quilted in to the border?
What’s interesting here is that she STARTED to stitch the year in chain stitch – the number 1 is there, chain stitched, and then she switched to straight stitch for the 8 9 7.
Pay attention to the quirkyness!! Besides the funky doings in these blocks...I love how the far right column just plain got out of control ;c)
Marge with her wonderful quilt!
The blocks are all a bit on the crazy side – not all square, and the pencil lines that mark the hand quilting lines are plainly visible ! FUN fabrics!
Whooops! Love it!
Do you see the hand quilted to the right of the crazy bottom block? Look:
The quilter’s name is believed to be Willa, and her name is hand quilted next to the hand. The hand is adorned with a winding vine of flowers.
Thank you so much, Marge – for sharing your wonderful antique quilt! I can sure relate to this quilter and her love of that awesome color!
Here are the pics from yesterday’s workshop:"
Today I’m moving up the road to Albany, Georgia! No class today, but it will be a long busy one tomorrow with another Cathedral Stars Workshop, and an evening lecture ----The weather here has been absolutely GORGEOUS, and I’m reluctantly working my way back north where I will be flying to Michigan on the 14th!
After getting checked into my new digs later today, I’ll be drawing for the winners of the Quiltmaker Magazine 100 blocks Give-Away! If you haven’t left your comment on that post yet for your chance to win, you’ll want to do it before 6pm Eastern today!
Good luck everyone!