Thursday, October 06, 2005

Antique quilts and souvenirs

Yesterday I finished the binding on this beautiful quilt. A woman contacted me back in July and asked me about finishing a quilt that either her mother or grandmother had made many years ago. It was mostly pieced by hand and looks to be from the forties. The workmanship on it was beautiful and even after so many years (and bias edges!) the quilt lay almost perfectly flat. I provided backing, batting and binding and finished this family heirloom for her. I used my "King Clam" template for my Circle Lord and did clamshells over the whole top. It is such a beautiful quilt...I hope she loves it like I do!

And Finn...since you asked so nicely, here is a picture of the souvenir I came home with. I got 2 yards of this pretty little print. I have no idea what I'll do with it, but it was just too pretty to pass up. I'll just add it to the stash until it tells me what project it wants to go in!


Dawn said...

Carolyn - Oh I love that quilt you finished! It is wonderful. I'm so glad the lady decided to have it finished! How cool!

And what nice fabric! It is so fun to see all these pics!


Scrapmaker said...

That quilt is really a beauty. I love the clamshell quilting you chose, it's perfect. Jen

Finn said...

Oh Carolyn, that quilt you finished is really something! I would love to own that one..*S*

And your souvenir...ooooooohhh, I LIKE it !! Good choice..*S* And it will help keep the memory alive..*S*

Debra Spincic said...

Very feminine and I love yellow!