I was able to do something that I was looking forward to - rummaging through stacks of quilts at the antique malls. I must say that there are a lot of unattractive quilts for sale and for a while I thought I might have to bring home an ugly duckling. But I found two that I am very pleased with.
This is a scrappy Tree of Paradise. It's machine quilted and the binding has been replaced. The fabrics have a lot of variety, I think 1890s for the materials.
I bought a redwork cot quilt too. It is hand quilted with little or no batting - just right for the bottom of a suitcase.
My cousin showed me her own embroidered quilt made by her other grandmother. She was a little concerned that I might try to fit it in my suitcase as well, but I assured her that all a needed was a photo.
|John's (guinea) pigs|
Back to reality. This week's CCCQ Revisited block is Block 27 Susanna Criswell. I christened this one Floral Medley, it's a bit of this and that.
Bother reality. Here's some holiday snaps. Enjoy.
|St. Pete's Beach, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico|
|Santa Monica Pier, California on the Pacific Ocean|
|Tiled shopfront in Hollywood|
|Art deco tiles|
|More ugly ducklings|