Monday, July 4, 2011

Looky what I acquired.

How do you like the antique quilt top I just got? Isn't it a hoot? I'm glad I don't have to 'Make do' with what ever fabrics I can get my hands on just so I can finish my quilt. I figured it's about 100 years old based on a book I have called Dating Fabrics. I counted over 40 different fabrics in it. It's got a few stains. I think I am going to check the reds for fugitive dyes before I wash it. I'd hate for the red to wash out and leave some of those patches just a pale tan. I might rather leave it stained.

With Mark off this last week I didn't have much time to myself to quilt. I started making some friendship stars. I'm not sure what I am going to do with them. Here's some on my flannel wall with some  bigger  triangles leftover from another project.

I don't know what came over Mark. He was off of work this week and I convinced him that we didn't have to stain the house again this year. So, instead we spent lots of time in town with everyone else celebrating the 4th. Highly unusual. The East Troy Lions Club sponsors quite a bit every year including a carnival and beer tent with live music, parade, tractor pull, fireworks and an antique car show. Also this weekend the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corp was in East Troy. They were here most of the week, staying at the high school and giving a presentation one evening.   We also went to his sisters on the lake a few times.  We had an unusually good time. Tomorrow it's back to life as usual.  I can't wait. I hope you had a great weekend too.


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

we went out of town for 5 days, so I did no sewing what so ever..............oh I can't wait to get back home. But my other half is off this whole week coming up too, so I won't get much sewing in till the following week. I can't wait!

Deanna said...

I have always liked optical illusion quilts. It is surely an "oldie-but-goodie."