Happy New Year everyone!
Here’s hoping that 2013 will be filled with awesome new fabric and tons more quilting time! I also wish everyone a very happy, stress-free, healthy and prosperous year that is filled with laughter and sunshine.
And speaking of sunshine . . .
Here is little Whiskey on New Year’s Day soaking up some lovely afternoon sunshine.
She really isn’t all that little anymore . . . she’s been growing up so quick. January 9th will see her 11 month old birthday – wonder what she wants for her BIG birthday on February 9th? Santa was super good to her so I’m not sure what could possibly top those gifts. Any ideas out there?
I received a call a few weeks ago from a lady that lives in the area and she was cleaning out cupboards. She said she had some old quilts and wondered if I would be interested in them.
Visions of Fortrel and denim came immediately to mind, but I politely said “Sure I would have a look at them” and she sent me some photos.
I offered her $40.00 for the lot and she accepted!
Unfortunately she had washed everything before bringing it to me – might be a good thing :0) but on the other hand it has created HUGE wrinkles in everything and a bit of fraying. I’m hoping that everything presses out and will return to an un-wonky state so that I can make a quilt top or two.
I need to find a book on dating fabric though . . . the lady was around 60 and she said the quilts belonged to her partner’s mother or grandmother – she wasn’t sure which. Also in the box was an old 100 lb. sugar sack that I have researched and the only reference I can find to it is on a museum’s website that dates the bag to circa 1920. Most the cream color in the quilts is muslin/sugar sack weight - not sure if the fabrics are that old as well.
If anyone has some ideas as to how to research the age of fabrics, please let me know.
Have a fabulous W.T.F. – Saturday is just around the corner!