A Sewing Kind of Day

It’s a beautiful, sunny winter day outside, yet I’ve been in my basement sewing since around 8:00… and loving it, I must add.

I finished all the little blocks for row A, and started on one of the harder triangles for the border.

I’m also working on some letters for my coffee and tea quilt called “Scottsdale Cappuccino”. I started this a few years ago, and I’m eager to get it finished and put something into the quilt frame to stitch on. I miss hand quilting! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the blocks, though the quilt doesn’t look like a block-by-block quilt. My brother lives in Scottsdale, and on one of my visits there a few years ago I noticed how much the coffee industry has infiltrated the economy. Hence, the name “Scottsdale Cappuccino”.
Enjoy your sunny day… I’m heading back downstairs!


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Antique Quilt on Ebay

I put this antique quilt on Ebay last night called “Pink Quilt.”
This quilt dates back to the early 1930’s and is notable for the wide assortment of attractive and eye-catching printed fabrics from that period. A very pleasing balanced design featuring a framed center square placed on point and two wide pastel borders enlivened by the two One Patch borders.
The quilt has been hand-pieced and hand-quilted with a heavy cotton batting. Although the quilting stitches are not super tiny, they are very even and form a simple cable design in the border and the long pink strips of the quilt.
The quilt is in good condition for its age. A few tiny brown stains are visible, but only a few, and they are smaller than the size of my smallest fingernail.
This quilt can be seen on page 50 of the book Contemporary Quilts from Traditional Designs by Caron Mosey. I will be adding one or two more antique quilts this weekend as well. I’m running out of storage space for quilts, so I thought I’d pass this one along for someone else to enjoy. It really is a nice quilt!


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