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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Treasure!

A co-operative quilt top by picklesticks and me designed by Christine Book.

I have been discovering all sorts of treasures as I unpack. The storage spaces I have here are different so I need to go through most of my boxes in order to get the storage right. It has been a lot of fun because I keep discovering treasure. This lovely little quilt was started many years ago by a teenaged Mrs 27 (picklesticks). It is from a Christine Book book of patterns. She progressed so far with it and then gave it to me saying she had no desire to ever finish it, so I finished off a little of the stitching and sewed the buttons on. The next step is to quilt it I think. This is where lots of my quilt tops get stuck. I really loathe the basting process and until recently was not confident with quilting at all. I have become more confident with my quilting, but still have to improve or 'get over' the basting side of things! I really like this little quilt and intend to finish it soon! (As soon as I finish this unpacking and setting up! And finish my Tis the Season quilt too of course!)

So pretty!

7 comments:

thea said...

What a great thing to run across. I love the fabrics and the embroidery. How big will it be? So many projects, so little time.

Suzanne said...

That's very nice. Definitely need's to be on the finished list!

Shay said...

That looks so oldy world and antiquey you have to finish it. Just jump in and baste away. I love the look of that quilt and those fabrics are so pretty!

Leanne said...

I agree with Shay just jump in there and quilt it. It is too pretty to go back into a box.

Lorraine said...

OMGoodness....I have all the stitcheries for that one ....probably in the bottom of a box ...somewhere. I lke the 30's fabrics....just spray baste and get going! LOL

Jindi's Cottage said...

What a great treasure to find...it's gorgeous...love the embroideries and what's not to love about '30s fabrics...

Ruth Curry Parris said...

A great piece of stitching just waiting to be completed. wishing you well in that endeavor. Ruth