What do busy quilters do when there is 3 hours between the end of our workshop, and the setting up of the evening’s lecture?
WE GO ANTIQUING!
And eating too, but antiquing has to be number one on my list when I have time to explore.
For those in snowy climes, this is your moment to sigh. Do you see that sunshine? That blue sky? those palm trees? How about the fact that we are in short sleeves?
I’m hoping that my time here will add a bit of color to my winter pallor. It feels so good!
It’s so fun to have other quilters to scan the mall with…..be on the lookout for machines with….on the hunt for folded-up quilted treasures with.
And sometimes…just to be extra SILLY WITH!
(Oh, she is going to shoot me if I post this photo….LOL!)
Oh honey, it’s you!!
I’m sure Andee took a couple of me with the 1970s dresses….I swear I found my inner Susan Dey from the Partridge Family with one of those dresses. So many giggles. This is definitely a good time.
Edit: Here we are:
Edit: Here we are:
Quilt sighting number 1!
This quilt was definitely vintage even though its hard to date solids – especially pink. But I’m guessing 1940s to 1950s maybe? There is a softness to vintage hand quilted quilts that just can’t be matched. Loved and worn and washed and much snuggled…..LOVE this one!
Simple bricks, 1950s.
Wessting house machine, also 1950s!
Double 4 patch top, many decades of fabric in here!
We spent quite a while standing over this top and looking at all the fabrics…it’s just fabulous. I love how sometimes you see the diagonal chains, and sometimes you don’t. Like she had a plan, but not enough of her constant fabrics to get her there. Quilts like this make me keep gazing from corner to corner and trying to unlock all the secrets within.
The dark navy indigos in the 4 patches can be as early as 1920, but then there are some big bold prints that can be 1940s to 1950s. There are feed saks in here as well, and something that looks like a cheater cloth print. Could this be made by someone who saved scraps from many decades of sewing for themselves and for others?
We fell in love with these fan-flowers on grey.
It looks almost “modern” And you know how I love fan quilting!
Strings make my heart sing!
And well…um……A for effort!
But what is it? LOL!
Anyone need a Singer 66?
5 of one kind, 5 of another!
Another nice one, soft and faded.
Crosses and Losses, lovely dress prints.
This one had the softest of cotton sheets used as the backing, and I love how those old sheets were repurposed often as backs, or as the neutral in the front of a quilt. I wish they made sheets like they used to. Today’s sheets? No thanks. 1950s sheets? Good stuff!
And the string-angels sang!
Be still my string snow-ball loving heart!
Every time I come across a 99 in my travels I start singing a song from my high school years
99 (ooooooohhhhh) I've been waiting so longYou’ll thank me later for the flashback and the earworm!
Oh, 99 Where did we go wrong
Oh, 99………I love you
Oh, too cute!!
What in the heck?
Interesting, but the cord had been cut off.
What’s a quilt hunt without a bit of hexie love?
Or a drunkard’s path?
Or a soft pastel Dresden plate?
And if you are going to have one double wedding ring,
You’ve gotta bet there is another around the corner!
It’s why it’s called a DOUBLE, right?
None of these lovelies are coming home with me. But I have my photos for inspiration, and we had the BEST BEST time hanging out together, poking in corners and wondering what we would find down the next aisle.
Note: Baseball bats are not comfy!
Yesterday was a day for relaxing. A day for long walks, and reading. A late afternoon for movie going, something I always look forward to when I come to visit my dad.
We saw Hidden Figures!
Fabulous movie! Love love loved it. I just can't say enough about what a great movie this is. If you loved “The Help” And other movies that portray the Civil Rights era. (I’m always interested in this time frame because it is when I was born in 1962) you'll love this movie too. I can’t believe that this story was “Hidden” for so long.
Today we are getting OFF of our backsides and going for a family hike this afternoon, followed by a family dinner at my brother’s this evening.
Another day in the AZ sunshine, meanwhile I’m getting photo texts from home of the Snowmageddon that is North Carolina. Yep! I picked a great week to be here!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Be yourself. Accept yourself. Value yourself. Forgive yourself. Bless yourself. Express Yourself. Trust yourself. Love your self!
Welcome to the weekend, everyone!