Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh, the Quilty Things You See...








Our weekly quilting and craft group meeting is always full of pleasant surprises. Last week was no exception. Deborah Johnston attened an estate auction and bought this scrappy pieced Star quilt. I can't recall, but I think the pattern is called Touching Stars. From the fabrics, I'm guessing it is early 1900s. The quilting is lovely... feather wreaths in the setting pieces, and a cable around the perimeter (detail photos below). Just one of the many fabrics used in this quilt has become fragile and shattered. And there is some staining. But it's a wonderful old quilt with a lightweight batting, so it drapes beautifully.






She also bought this sewing box. It required a bit of gluing to stabilize it, but it's now ready for use. The box was full of embroidery floss, which Deborah generously shared with group members.




And speaking of floss, one of our Nancy's (we have three!) bought this floss organizer at a tag sale for just a couple of dollars. It was filled with floss, meticulously organized using the DMC Floss numbering system. She gave it to another of our Nancy's who does a lot of embroidery. We all like flipping through this large floss book just to soak in the color!









And speaking of embroidery, Gwen is working on this sweet redwork project. She's used a large variety of prints in the geese that border the embroidered center. Yes, it was another good day at the Citra group.



3 comments:

Robbie said...

I feel as though I stepped back in time. What great finds!!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I like that Floss Book organizer, nancy! It is giving me ideas . . . The old quilt is really lovely. So nice you meet weekly!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh such beauty! I used to be an avid quilter ... such beautiful things out there. Thanks so much for dropping into my blog and looking at my books, Nancy. I appreciate it so much. Take care ... I'll come more often now and explore over here. Best from Mexico, Donna