Monday, January 9

What's on the line?

Something purple is on the line today! Well, actually, it was "on the line" last September when I took several quilt photos.  This is another quilt bought at auction by my dad and mother.  It's not fancy but someone put a lot of work into the applique..........

Here's a close-up of the design that was blanket-stitched to the white blocks...........


And another look at the full-sized quilt..........


I think this block would be fun to do in wool. Add that to my ever-growing list of "gonna make this someday quilts".  :-)
While the photos of these quilts were taken last September, I actually could have taken photos of quilts outside yesterday or today because we have almost no snow on the ground and temps in the 40's. It is hard to believe that it is really winter here in Minnesota!

I don't know if it's the good weather or what, but I have had the "cleaning and sorting bug" this past week. I finally unpacked the last of the four boxes from our move here in 2006. And in the process, I decided it was time to toss some stuff. Nothing of value and I let my kids take what they wanted, then some things will get donated. I was also rearranging my stuff in my kitchen cupboards and so between moving boxes and climbing up and down on the ladder..........well, I didn't do my back any good at all. So, the last two days I have pretty much done nothing and not planning much for the next couple of days either. I did a little sewing and have a project I'll share in my next post. Maybe by then we'll have some snow?
Have a fabulous Monday!!
Sandi

8 comments:

Alice said...

I love the 'not so fancy' quilts. It's probably full of someone's dressmaking scraps and memories like the one's you mention in your header.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a cheerful purple background and such happy flowers! It's been so mild here so far this winter that we could actually hang stuff on the line in the middle of January! If I had a line, that is!

I love seeing what's on your line!

MGM

Needled Mom said...

That is a lot of nice handwork on that quilt. I hope you are enjoying your mild winter.

Jacquelynne said...

Looks perfect for Spring! (appropriate for the mild weather we have been having...)

Denise :) said...

Oh Sandi, this is a gorgeous quilt!! I love that light purple. Very pretty and cheerful! :)

Grammasheri said...

I love seeing "what's on the line". This is a very appealing quilt and it would be fun to the fabric of each flower up close.

Hoping your back is better soon!

Snoodles said...

Sure hope that you feel better soon - back troubles are not any fun at all. Love this quilt...thanks for sharing it on the line!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I like the not fancy simple aspect of it!

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