July 26, 2013

School House Quilt

This full sized School House Quilt belonged to my mother-in-law.  Even though she was a quilter, we believe this was made by her stepmother but it is not marked.  It is all hand pieced, and hand quilted.  We thought it would be perfect for our Kentucky cottage because the original part of this building was the Rineyville one-room school house built in 1874.  I think it is really a beautiful quilt. 

The red fabric had bled onto the white fabric.  Since the quilt needed an overall cleaning, I washed it in mild detergent and added three of the Shout Color Catcher sheets, and let it soak for a couple hours.  I'm so pleased with how it came out, and all of the red stains came out.

July 3, 2013

Blog Anniversary Give Away

Update 07/14/13:
I drew the name for the little quiltie give away this evening, and the winner is PK Sews.  Thank you all for your interest and comments.

My blog anniversary is coming up fast, and I'd like to share a small piece of artwork with you.  Just leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a winner on Sunday, July 14.  Just be sure that I have a way to contact you by email so that I can let you know that I drew your name, and get your snail mail address from you.

This piece is titled "Downtown Dresses", and is approximately 4" x 6".  The 1920s photo is printed on fabric, and the quiltie is made up of bits of various fabrics and laces and includes one button.