Every time I look at it I see something 'new'.
All the front seams I checked are hand pieced. It is hand quilted. The 24" wide backing fabric is folded to the front to form the binding.
There is some loss in the reds.
|Fabric variety with pink|
I pulled out a few sewing treasures.
The leather snap case is a hotchpotch of contents - probably none of it original. The purple velvet lined case has occupied Japanese needles in the lid, two stilettos (one plastic one bone)
two bodkins and a pair of German scissors.
The wooden thread box is labeled "From LLandrindod Wells" (a spa town in mid-Wales)
You can learn about the "firmly placed 'hub' of Wales" HERE
Each of the thread guides is in place and the original paper is still on the bottom of the box.
|Do you love the blue print?|
six spools of thread to sit on the wooden pegs, and a thimble in the center.
The thimble area is lined in blue velvet. The thimble with it is brass and labeled England.
The threads spools are a mixed lot - not original to the box. Peri-Lusta claims to be a substitute for silk. The machine cotton is labeled made in England. The red silk numbered 419 looks the same color as DMC 419. The Extra Super Silk has a British flag and ship on the label.
|Llandrindod Wells is a spa town in Mid-Wales|
The lid from a better angle, with the beautiful red silk thread and dainty German scissors.
The fabric is the back of the quilt.
For antique fabric fans here are a few pictures of the diamonds up close.
Looks like a seam but it is the print of the fabric
My Mini Tumbling Blocks Quilt is HERE
My Hexy Stars also has diamonds HERE
Have a great weekend - I think I'll start another diamond quilt project, how about you?