Monday, July 30, 2012
From Her Hands
Last week when I was on my mini vacation, I had the opportunity to duck into an antique store. I was able to browse pretty quickly because most things were just ridiculously priced. I often wonder if dealers really want to sell their items. I rounded a corner and saw a shoe box with some quilting fabric in it. On further inspection I realized I had quite a treasure in my hands. I knew instantly that this box would be coming home with me and that I would be completing this hand pieced quilt top. Each octagon is about 4 inches wide. The little kite shaped pieces are tiny with hundreds of them already cut. As you can see from the photo, many of the pieces have been made into star blocks already. The fabric is amazing, feedsacks to muslin to calicos. I have about 1/2 yard of the white fabric. The box housed three templates made from cardstock, probably made from a box of some sort and a thimble and chalk. While watching the olympics, I sewed a few more stars to the quilt top and had the deep satisfaction of continuing the work of a kindred soul.