Sunday, December 11, 2011

Antique Quilts .... another treat!

As of late, I have been racking my brain in an attempt to figure out why it is that I seem to continuously be rushing here and there and everywhere.  Even staying up till 2 in the morning does not give me the time I require to do the things I want to do.  Yes, I am exhausted!

I am also starting to sound like a broken record with "It's been so busy" and "Just playing catch up here". At last, it has occurred to me this very morning, while writing my standard broken record phrases on blog land, to do a bit of math regarding where I spend my time.  Well....... I found the culprit!

The ICE RINK!

Yes indeed, I spend on the average 12 hours a week at an ice rink, give or take a couple of hours.  All for the love of my daughter.  Oh.. and I do love her dearly!

Now that I know the culprit, will I do something about it?  Not a chance, but it does make me feel better to know that I am not inappropriately managing my time.  Do you think the rink manager would let me set up a sewing area?  It would be a tad cold thought! Br.....

Here is the other antique quilt from Barbara Stadnicki's collection that I promised you.

This little gem is actually foundation pieced.

The block pattern is a variation of courthouse steps, however Barbara said that is is also called Chinese Lanterns. Can you see the lanterns?

It's construction is quite particular as it does not have batting in between the layers. The maker merely finished the quilt by sewing on a binding.

Look at that tiny binding. It is not more than a quarter inch.


A block showing the various fabrics used.


Another block.


Just so you get to see a variety of fabrics, and we quilters do like fabric! ;o)


Thank you again Barbara for allowing me to share your treasures.

I hope you have enjoyed this little treat. Thank you for stopping by my little corner in cyber space! Cheers!

9 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love everything about it - the skinny binding, loads of fabrics, the pattern...thanks for sharing!

Cardygirl said...

Great quilt. Hope you get some "you" time away from the rink soon...get some rest & stitching time? What we do for our kids!

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt :-)

WoolenSails said...

I remember those days, but it is well worth it, they grow up so fast. Love the antique quilt and seeing all of the fabrics used in it.

Debbie

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's an awesome quilt! Don't you just love looking at all of those old fabrics? Is there a way that you can tell that it's foundation pieced? I didn't think they did foundation piecing "back then". Thanks for sharing -- it's just beautiful!

Connie said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, to you and your hubby and daughter. This time of year is always busy and there seems to be no way to avoid the rush, no matter how well we plan ahead............perhaps we all wish to accomplish so much and time just doesn't stretch far enough. It seems to work that way for me, anyway. I am feeling very good that my "Must Get Done On Time" list is in good shape and I can relax a bit now. Yet, I still have some "I Hope To Get Done If I Can" things on another list.........

Karen said...

A long extension cord, featherweight, tv tray, and you are good to go. You could get caught up in record time.
Or start doing some hand work.
Applique and stitching are my loves. Sewn quilt blocks are nice, I do them, but applique over them is oh so much better.

Christy said...

Love, love, love Courthouse Steps!!!

Wendy said...

What a lovely antique quilt to see. Time is something we never seem to get enough of.

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