Monday, April 1

What's on the line? is back!!!

No foolin'!! It was April Fool's day today so I thought it was the perfect day to return to my "What's on the line?" features. It seemed like a good idea to take this little quilt out and hang it on the line. But that was not the case. It was sunny outside and it was windy. Spring is trying hard to blow in but it just can't get here. I nearly froze my fingers as I tried to take photos. The wind whipped the quilt up............
and it kept it up and would not let the quilt fall into place so I could take a picture!
 Finally, I snapped this one and it was the best one I could get..............
 because as soon as I snapped that photo, the wind took the quilt up, up and away!
I decided if you were going to see the full quilt, I better bring it inside and lay it on the carpet. This is a special little quilt that my sister, Judy, shared with me. It's one, our mother, Mary made many years ago for Judy's daughter, Noelle. My mom loves Sunbonnet Sue and she used to love to do a lot of applique with blanket stitch. The quilt was likely made in the late 1970's. I had never seen the quilt before but I recognized some of the fabrics. My mom and I shared some fabrics in the early to mid 70's, some of those fabrics are in a simple patchwork quilt that I made for my daughter, Collette. I don't think I've shared that one so look for it in a future post. Anyway, of the nine Sunbonnet Sue blocks, five of them are fabrics that I still have in my "collection". Oh, yes, I do!!
And that center patchwork fabric on Miss Sue? Well, that fabric is what I used to make a toaster cover in 1974! The brown and navy fabrics are in my "collection" as are the brown and yellow floral on the upper right and the red and yellow floral on the lower right. Made me smile when I saw these familiar fabrics!
Judy loaned me the quilt so that I could share it with all of you. She brought it along when we were visiting our mom at the Care Center. Thanks, Judy, for letting me share the quilt. And, also, thanks to so many of you that have sent such lovely messages and caring thoughts. I really need to say a big "Thank You" to all of you. I've responded to some of your comments and will get to all of them soon. I'll be going back to Iowa this week to visit my mom and, along with my brother and sister, we'll be taking care of a few more things. It's a time of transition, but it's going along quite well.  Again, thanks for your thoughts and prayers!
I am a wee bit behind in blogging and have some fun stuff to share. I'll get to it soon and there is going to be a giveaway coming up. It involves a quilting book so be watching for it later this week!
Time now to turn out the lights and get some sleep!


Anonymous said...

Yay!!! You're back "on the line"!!!! And that is such a sweet 'retro' piece! I think I have all that fabric in a quiet corner of my stash...many memories! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Doreen

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So cute! Got a little wind going there.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute Sunbonnet Sue's. I remember some of those fabrics from the 'calico' craze of the 70's (long before I ever thought of quilting). I think my mother used that top, right floral in a shirt applique. Hope your mother is doing better.

Beth said...

Ahhhhh so happy to see "what's on the line back". Even it was a little windy. ;)
Sunbonnet Sue is so cute. I didn't quilt back then, but the I remember the fabric from othere crafty projects.
Sounds like your Mom is doing well. Send her a hug from me.

Nanette Merrill said...

How funny to see the quilt whipped in the air. I love sunbonnet sue!

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