Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Vintage find

I found something the other day that really cranked my tractor....so much so, that I researched the pattern and started pulling fat quarters from my stash!

Let me show you!


Look at this old beauty....


Here's a peek at the quilting, too (I bumped up the contrast so that you could see this lovely hand quilting):


I found that it is called by many names....in 1928 it was called "Hummingbird," and in 1933 it was named "Kites," and then in 1938 it was christened "Arkansas Snowflake"!  I've even seen it referred to as "Job's Troubles"!

Whatever it's called, I call it pretty!
From the amount of wear that I see, I'm theorizing that someone took a well-loved quilt and gave it new life with that lavender border, but I could be wrong. I'd like to restore it, but I'm scared to death of messing with it. (Grin)

I guess the best thing will be to make a new one in honor of the old!

My stash is calling!

Love,