Sunday, January 08, 2006



Something old and silly...
This quilt top came to me via a thrift shop in Arkansas. My SIL thought it was ugly enough for me to like and my DH paid for it, sight unseen. And I do love it. For some inexplicable reason. My favorite fabric is this wristwatch pattern with the bright blue wristbands. Isn't it great how all the watches are set to a different time? The other fabric in the block? hmm... What were they thinking? Well, that is the fun in these old quilts, trying to figure out the pattern. I am hoping to find some time, this year, to quilt it- think it'll quilt up nicely with some cotton batting and muslin on the back. I love taking other people's unfinished projects and completing them. It is such a good feeling. I feel great knowing that this poor unfortunate quilt top- while a bit on the ugly side, isn't wasting away in some box being unappreciated. There is still a lot of work that went into it! Look at those points. This was not a beginner's quilt. Maybe just a quilt made from extreme thrift. I notice there is a lot of peicing going on in the smallest of blocks.

8 comments:

Finn said...

It does have character! And someone wanted very badly to make yet another quilt top. It's not the most beautiful top I've seen, but it is INTERECTING..*G* And that goes a long way. I'm with you Nines, I'd have bought it too...*G*

Sarah said...

Did Joy get this for you? I like the watches too! Did you survive your christmas "break" ? Miss you!

Love, Sarah

Holly said...

I absolutely love quilts like this because it makes me think of people 100 years ago using what they have on hand - thrift just as you say. Those are my favorite kind of quilts. Love the watch fabric.

Tonya R said...

I LOVE it - dont' think it's ugly at all. Glad it found an excellent, appreciative home. Would love to see close-ups of more blocks.

Lucy said...

What a fun top !! It is always nice to see what someone make and you don't know the story. My mind is already thinking about THE story :c)

Tropical Screamer said...

I love the quilt, too.

I can just see someone sitting and stitching. Working so hard to match the points. You know there's a story behind the fabric. Maybe someone gave it to her. Maybe it was a dress or shirt. Or maybe it was purchased on sale during a very lean time when the quilter desperately needed some comfort.

Regardless, I also see the value of the hours put into the quilt. How wonderful that you're going to treasure it for the maker.

Hugs.
Darilyn

Joanne said...

It's different, I'll say that for it! Good luck quilting it.

Bonnie said...

*LOLOLOL* I have the cousin to this quilt! The fabric in it has marching roman soldiers, I kid you not! I might have to get it out and take pics too :c)

Bonnie