Sunday, August 29, 2010
This quilt has a good story.
Some years ago, I was at the huge First Monday sale in Canton, Texas. There were great quilts, there was a little of everything.
I noticed a lot of textiles spread out on a bedspread. I lingered there and a man bellowed, "I'll give you all that for $20." I scanned, scanned the pile. I could see a number of quilt blocks. It was starting to rain and we were out in a field. The man swooped it all up in the bedspread and thrust it into my arms. I gave him a twenty.
These blocks were PART of that haul. I gave them to my mom. She put them into this quilt. She machine quilted it herself and gave it to me for Christmas a while back.
The quilt measures 64" x 76". The blocks are 9 1/2" square. Mom used reproduction fabrics to sash and border it.