Sunday, January 02, 2011

Finished an OLD quilt!

My first finish of 2011! This is an antique top my late friend Debi purchased off eBay several years ago and started hand quilting. When her health started declining in 2005 she gave it to me to finish and keep. It has taken me this long to hand quilt it, as I don't sit and do that much anymore. Last night I decided I could do it, finish quilting that is and I did!

Over a year ago I had purchased some authentic time period fabric for binding from a dealer at a quilt show. This is a course weave quilt, but at least it was easier to quilt that way! This morning I put in a movie and got the binding done! I need to make a label.Last night I took a picture of the sunset out of my second floor west facing bedroom window. In the horizon are the Blue Mountains of Washington, a couple hour drive by road, although you can get to the plateau in about 1 1/2 hours. It's cool to see another state from my bedroom!

7 comments:

Fibercrafter said...

Love the quilt Julie! I hope Debi's son is doing OK. Sally

Tink said...

I just love the simple patterns with those sweet retro fabrics. What a special memorabilia to have of Deb's.
Snuggles to you!

Piecefulafternoon said...

A very special quilt from Deb - and of course I love the fabrics.

Great photo too.

Happy New Year.

Cindy said...

Amazing that you hand quilted it...what don't you do? :)
It's beautiful.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful quilt! Can we see a close-up of your hand-quilting? I'm sure it means the world to you to know that both Debi's and your handwork brought that quilt to life.

Tamra said...

Awesome work! What a special history it has.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Your lovely quit has inspired me to get back to restoring my grandmother's 3 very worn out quilts. One of them has holes that my mother machine zigzagged over to hold it together! Ouch! I'm still picking out the zigzag stitches. What we won't do for love of quilting, right? I enjoy your blog!

best, nadia