So last week I shared a few pictures of the hand-pieced quilt I had the privilege of quilting. I was able to finish the quilt by my self-imposed deadline, with the exception of the binding. There were a few hexie pieces missing from each corner of the quilt, and I needed to find out how the owner wanted me to deal with those corners.
I also learned a little more information about the quilt which made me fall even more in love with it. I knew the quilt top was old but had no idea of its age. Even though I am in no way an expert on evaluating the age of fabrics, there were a few pieces that were so obviously vintage. Then I learned that the quilt tops were found in the owner’s attic and that they were pieced by her husband’s grandmother. She and her hubby are in their seventies, so I figure this top could have been pieced as early as the 1930’s. Wowza! Wouldn’t you love to hear the stories those fabrics could tell?
Here’s the quilt with the quilting finished:
I didn’t get to take a picture of the entire quilt as we had rain when I finished the quilting. I was hoping the rain would hold off a bit so I could run outside and grab a few pictures but Mother Nature had plans of her own. Hopefully I’ll get to take a full shot once the binding is on. I know you want to see the full quilt, and I definitely want to show it to you!
This yellow print is my favorite, and is definitely the most fragile of all the pieces. The fabric has a loose weave and I had to be very careful when I needed to unpick a few stitches.
And just look at the quilty texture on the back:
I have the sister to this quilt to work on yet and it is a wedding ring quilt. I’m excited to start on it and share it with you as well.
In other news, if you follow me on Instagram (I hope you do!), you’ve seen some sneak peeks of the project I was working on over the weekend. I actually snuck one of my own quilts in my quilting queue and have been stitching the snot out of it. It’s been SO much fun, and I can’t wait to show you my latest project which is also my newest pattern. 🙂 Stay tuned for more soon.
You’re now up-to-date on everything I’m crushing on this week and now it’s time for you to share your Main Crush Monday projects. What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week? We would love for you to share. You can link up any blog post, Instagram, or Flickr pic – here’s how: