Saturday, May 06, 2006
This antique quilttop is a gift from Bonnie . I am so happy with it !! It is a top made by a woman in 1890 /1900. Some red fabrics are faded. One block she ran out the fabric and she used two different reds. The basting threads are still in the handles. And at some blocks she sewed pieces together to get the right size of background .You can see at one block that the stripes of the fabric is going to every direction. I love it also because a lot of points are chopped of. Are we these days to precise???
I can't wait to quilt it. For me it is a amazing feeling to finish a quilt from a woman who made the top 100 years ago. I am dream about what kind of lady she was. She must be rich because the top was made by a sewing machine and in that time you must have money to buy a sewing machine. How does she lives? Why didn't she finished the quilt. Did she made to many tops to finish them ?? Just like us these days ?? So many answers and I never get them, only in my dreams ......