and have cut out all and started piecing a quilt that is a combination of new and vintage fabrics.
This quilt will be machine pieced, then hand quilted. I will be following the triangle shapes to outline quilt, and then quilt around the rose shapes.
I decided to go up to Lancaster, and do some thrifty browsing, I was so excited to find this...
This patchwork is made up of vintage fabrics, the size of a single bed, just pieced, so I think I shall make it up into a quilt , adding a border or two.
My other find was this....
Very worn, but I love it. I went to a quilting exhibition in York last year, at The Quilters Guild Headquarters featuring quilts sent over by The Red Cross during World War 11, and I thought it looked similar. I have found a label on the back of NBWI , and very faded print of New Brunswick Womens' Institute. The name Buckley is also stamped on, so I shall be trying to learn about its' history. It would be so interesting to find out any details.
Some of the patches have what looks like cats, or dogs, I'm not sure.
These letters and numbers were also stamped on. Hopefully I will be able to shed some light on its' past!
So a wonderful start to the week...and since it's Monday, I will be going over to take a look at the makes over at http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/ Handmade Monday.
Take time out each day for a little or a lot of creativity!