Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Taking a break from 30s to show you my new circa 1880s quilt top

Recently acquired this circa 1880s top with oodles of conversation prints!!  At least two of them were released by Judie Rothermel and several are in my 'Steel River 1885" file.  I'm not sure about the red in the quilt but it is hand-pieced.  The bricks are 2 1/2" finished and the top is queen-sized (or a very generous double)




 Judie Rothermel did this one

 love the fish hooks and bobbers




Spiderweb Steel River 1885




 love the fishing weights

 Steel River 1885

 Steel River 1885

 Steel River 1885

Judie Rothermel did the running horses

 Saturn re-done, not sure who


I'm making a quilt based on this except it will be entirely conversation prints and background will be navy blue (Joan Kessler fox-hunting print mostly) and my bricks will be 2 1/2" X 5 1/2" since I have lots of 6" squares of conversation prints.  I love this top!!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017, Never Forget



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's time for feedsacks! (Cobbler to Cowgirl)

Well, I've been on a binge searching, finding and some buying of 19th Century Conversationals so I've been lax on getting these wonderful fabrics here.  oops, apologies....so how about a double dose!























O pnlu owe 10 or 11 of these but would love to have the rest! Enjoy

Friday, April 14, 2017

Love those feedsacks! (Calder-Children)

A few more for your viewing pleasure:
Calder Mobile


 love this, have never seen it!






 "cheater"

Wonderful "cheater", sports anyone?

 "Cheater"

 A different kind of "cheater"!






Once again, I own several of these but not all of them  wish I had the cards.....