Before I jump into this week’s post, I need to share something about last week’s post (click here if you missed it). I should have warned Cynthia, the maker of the Magne-dots, that I was going to feature her products. I was pleased and amazed at how many of you went to her site. The problem was, she wasn’t expecting it and didn’t have all of her Magne-dots available on-line. For those of you who read the post on Sunday ~ you may have missed her comment:
“Greetings Chris and company!
I was so startled to see sale after sale of my Magne-Dots happening yesterday morning. Then I heard of your blog entry and it made sense! I will tell you that I have revamped the page, and streamlined the process, so that rotary cutters may again be put in working order, without the risk of bleeding! Happy quilting, one and all.
(I’m the “C” in WOODbyC.com)”
So, if you’re still interested in purchasing her wonderful magnets, click here!
And now – on to Diane’s quilt!
Diane recently began taking my Open Lab class at WCTC. A few weeks ago she brought in a quilt she made from vintage squares and we all found it charming. What a unique block!
Here’s the quilt’s story, in her own words:
As I began to clean up my basement in the never ending winter of 2018, I found my Mother’s sewing basket. I didn’t have time to go through it when she passed but now it is time. I found hand embroidered quilt squares on flour sack towels (some soiled) and much of the old fabric. I vaguely remember my Aunt Mildred giving this box to my Mother many years ago – because my Mother had a sewing machine and could surely do something with these blocks. My Mother was not inspired by these uneven, soiled old squares. I took on the project using a technique I recently learned to make a tee shirt quilt. I used all the old fabric except for the back and assembly strips. I also had some doilies that my Mother and Grandmother had made. I sewed them over the center of each block. They help to conceal the points that do not perfectly match. I hope it will be a cherished memory for my family.
And here are a few close ups of these very original blocks:
I think the doilies are a lovely addition. I’m always so pleased when someone takes the time to finish vintage blocks.
Thanks for sharing your quilt Diane. It’s lovely :-)!