Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tuesday Treasures

I found this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt block at a flea market in Glasgow, KY about 10 years ago. I paid all of a dollar for it, too. I always feel sad somehow when I come across unfinished quilt blocks. I wonder why they never became part of a family memory, why they never got to cover up a little girl in Grandma's big bed or a favorite doll. I don't rescue every individual quilt block that I see in an antique shop, but I love the vintage fabrics in this piece and you just can't beat the price!

I took it home and layered it up with some batting and a muslin back and began to quilt it, but somehow, I just never could bring myself to finish it off. I'm sure it seems strange, but I wonder if this patch should remain as it is; layered up and partially quilted.

I have taught several friends how to quilt and I use this small patch as an example to teach them the vocabulary of quilting and to show examples of layering up and basting and quilting "in the ditch."

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So now that you have seen one of my quilting treasures, what do you think? Should I finish it?

Leave me a vote in the comments and then go see Faith to find the rest of today's Tuesday Treasures.

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