Saturday, April 01, 2006
Turn of the Century Applique
Here are some applique blocks I picked up off of eBay a couple of years ago. The seller figured they were turn of the century, but the fabric is definitely Civil War era. The applique needs to be repaired in a couple of places. The quiltmaker used white thread for the applique, typical of that period. Should I fix it? Also there are only eight blocks. I originally purchased four, and then some months later she had four more up on the auction block and I was able to get those also. Unfortunately, there was a ninth block which she gave away to someone. Shucks! Suggestions on what to do with these would be appreciated! I haven't looked at them in a while, but I think I remember the blocks are about 20x20 each.
Today was a good day with the tax man. :) In fact, I celebrated with a little stash enhancement at The Fabric Patch. Actually I was pretty good. Just some dots and stripes, a yard of purple (not my favorite color) that I needed for a swap, and "Baskets to Applique" by Kay Mackenzie. Oh, and one of those new Clover rotary cutter cases. All in all, just a tiny celebration!
Getting ready to draw a name for the 1st Weekend prize with my online group. I hope they all had a more productive day than I've had. I didn't sleep well last night worrying about taxes, so I've just been vegging today. It's finally stopped raining here, and the sun is shining. It's cool and nice.
I have a top on the table that I squared. I don't like doing that part of it. Just need to check the square once more before the final two borders go on. I want to finish this one up tonight.
Hugs today to Leora and her little cutie-pie daughter. Gracie's surgery went well and she's home and feeling pretty good. Jane showed me how to do string quilts today, so I might get started on one of those real soon. Thanks, Jane! Like I needed more "inspiration" - LOL. And I'm sure Judy's home by now so I can quit worrying! :)