Thursday, December 13, 2007

Antique Extravaganza

My father-in-law brought me a box of "quilts" at Thanksgiving. He had been cleaning out his storage shed and came across a box of quilts his aunt had made or kept. There are not really any quilts at all, they are all blocks, units, or partial tops.

Most of them are stained. I have purchased antique quilt blocks and cleaned them with good success. Above is 12 of 29 butterfly blocks. All of the pictures in this post are currently listed on eBay. The only thing I'm keeping to finish is a set of string blocks (eat your heart out, Bonnie!). The string blocks are pieced onto newspapers that have 1929 and 1930 all over them. How historic is THAT!

This is a section of a double wedding ring quilt. It's about 41" x 75". There are also 65 completed melons in addition to the piece shown. Hand pieced. The background is a lovely pink color.

These are Wedding Ring blocks...17" square. In a word, HUGE!! There are 16 of them. Again, hand pieced. Whew...someone spent a lot of time making these. Your eye candy for the day.

Hope you are enjoying a few relaxing quilty moments among the holiday mayhem. Remember to count your blessings.


1 comment:

Libby said...

Just stumbled on to your blog and enjoyed it very much. Welcome to blogland . . . it's great fun *s*