Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring quilting

This colorful , "busy" quilt top was given to me by my mother a few years ago.  I washed it, folded it up, put it in a closet and thought I'd finish it eventually.  Last month I pulled it out and had a really good look at it. 

First, I wondered who pieced it.  It was hand-pieced with black thread.  The black thread, the fabric designs, the fabric age, and the fact that I recognized the green fabric as belonging to my grandmother lead us to believe that she pieced this top.  Grandmother didn't do it while Mom was still living at home with her parents, and some of the fabric looks 60's - 70's - ish, so we think she probably did it in the 1970's. 

Then I ironed the top, found a sheet I liked from the thrift store, pinned top, cotton batting, and sheet together, and began quilting.  My local yarn store had a bright orange fabric that I liked so I used it to cut bias strips and make the binding.  It covers my king-size bed, but really would be perfect for a double bed. 

The only remaining task is to stitch a label telling who made it and when.

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