Because every time I see “white glove” ladies at a quilt show…I imagine them breaking into some crazy tap dancing version of “jazz hands”
Now watch…every time YOU see white glove ladies at a quilt show….you are going to start thinking the same thing! Ha cha cha cha!
But look at this lovely quilt that we unwrapped at the La Salle County museum:
Courthouse steps log cabin!
Three jazz handed ladies handling a yummy!!
This was the first peek at this quilt…the backing fabric. Do you see the seams?
As we unfolded and removed tissue….OOOhhh!
Close up of border corner….
Wonderful variety of wools…and some cottons!
This quilt was foundation pieced on the backing squares….there is no batting. It is joined together, and the backing edges turned under and blind stitched….there is no quilting, just the stitching that attaches the log cabin strips to the backing fabric squares.
There is no rhyme or reason to the directional fabric on the back…she did what she needed to do to complete the pattern on the front of the quilt, twisting and turning her blocks the way she wanted them, and the backing fabric just went along for the ride!
One more Jazz Hand…Mine…holding the corner!
Breathtaking in simplicity.
These are the kinds of quilts I love, the ones that steal my heart and make me ponder where all these scraps came from…the story behind each piece!
This afternoon I’m on my way to St Charles, Illinois, where I’ll be for the next few days!
My Illinois Adventure continues!