This was made by Laura Catherine Boozer Walke who lived from 1857 to 1946 in Marengo County Alabama. She is Marlene's great grandmother. It is beautifully hand pieced. Surprisingly enough it doesn't have a lot of holes or tears. I only saw one little hole. It has seen a lot of staining and spotting. It's been soaked twice and many of the really bad spots have come out. I'm going to recommend that once it is finished she soak it again.
Most of the fabric is from the 30's. I've worked with these types of fabrics both original and reproductions. Darn, I still like them. (Said the gal with a shoebox full of 30's reproduction fabrics from the 1990s. Must make something with them.) Marlene chose Ginger Heart as the quilting design combined with a beige thread. It shows off the design on the backing quite nicely but is subtle on the front.
I am going to have a challenge putting the binding on. I'm assuming that I can't just trim off the excess fabric in a straight line before I put on the binding. I'm sure that would jeopardize the hand piecing. My best suggestion is to cut beyond the quilt, put the binding on the front and try to roll up the excess into the binding. Sharon and I had a discussion about that yesterday. What do you think? Anyone have any better ideas?
It's hard to see but quite a few of the fabrics were pieced so they could be used. Within the oval are two seamed fabrics on both sides of the bottom point. I also saw one within the colored fabrics but I couldn't find it when I was taking the pictures. All I need to do is make the label and bind it. It's being bound in the same bright blue as the backing that you can see in the top picture. (You can click on most of the pictures to get a bigger view.)
Getting this top quilted was part of my weekly goal from last week. So, yep checked that off the list! (Hum, because I import my goals list it has changed the font size. It looks the same as I type (and paste) the copy but looking at the preview it is smaller. Sorry folks! I like Verdana type as it is clean looking and reasonable size for me to read.)
June 18, 2018
Finish 3 more pillowcases√
Finish Civil War Quilt binding √
Begin design process for secret project √
Start putting Beachside Bungalow together Oops! Ran out of fabric so I'm waiting for more of the background fabric so I can cut the triangles.
Start quilting another quilt √ and finished the quilting
And this week I've got a full plate of what I want to get done ... time will tell if I get any of it done!
June 25, 2018
Bind customer quilt
Add inner border to Jamestown Landing
Begin making string border for Jamestown Landing
Work on red, white and blue heart quilt
Sash and sew together stripe blocks
Start sewing Beachside Bungalow (Celebrate) together
I've got my week full of sewing projects. The one I really want to finish is the binding on the antique quilt. And, yep, I'm hand stitching it to the back. Eek!
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Happy Quilting All! Bonnie