I am also trying to hand quilt an hour a day.
The backyard is still filled with snow and busy with wild life.
We have had 6-8 cardinals at one time.
The deer love the bird feeders. This morning the Canadian Geese found them and that is probably trouble.
I already have some spring garden plans.
* Plant a yellow peony
* Heirloom tomatoes
* Zucchini Vine
* Sunflowers in the wild patch
* Perennials & Hosta in the new beds
These pieces are made from vintage empty thread spools. I bought a footstool with a needlepoint top a while back.
This wall shelf was nice, I just don't have much wall space.
I can just picture it inside, in front of the stationary side of the patio door.
However, I didn't think it was sturdy enough to withstand the
Do you see the center detail?
Imagine the delight a Mother felt when she received this!
The top box is made like my foot stool with half spools glued to wood.
The legs are made from whole spools.
I saw a couple quilts and can only find one photo on my phone.
This one was very nicely made.
I'd guess c.1950. I didn't open it up.
Machine and hand pieced, hand quilted.
The hand quilting was very uniform.
Simple, but effective and fit the style of the quilt.
If you look closely you can see some of the hand piecing.
It almost came home with me.
DO I NEED ANOTHER QUILT?
Yes, probably. Maybe just not this one.
This advertisement is still for sale.
I like it, but I don't. It's a "look away, what did I just see" kind of advertisement.
Velma would be terribly offended if I added this to the collection.
Fortunately, it is way over priced, even marked down.
The Minnesota Quilt Project sponsored the speaker for the March Minnesota Quilters meeting.
I hosted Lori Lee Triplett from Quilt & Textiles Collections.
Owners of the Poos Collection of textiles.
The Thursday night lecture was "Exploring the Poos Collection".
Lori Lee shared the diverse expanse of their collection. There was something for everyone and the guild members loved it. From African garments to an 1830 broiderie perse quilt.
On Friday she did an indigo dye workshop. I didn't participate, but went to help setup and take down. I brought some hand sewing. Participants prepared fabric for dye using many techniques. They all had a great time.
Saturday morning Lori did a lecture and trunk show of a selection of their chintz quilts. This was very special and we are honored she brought these amazing quilts out of storage. No photos allowed.
On Saturday afternoon we hosted a small group study center with the quilts. A dozen of us spent hours with the quilts examining all of the beautiful fabrics, techniques and details.
Thank you Lori Lee and Kay for the sharing your quilts!
I may have company coming this week, lots of variables there...stop back for more quilting adventures!