Taking a spin from 'Christmas in July', but no tricks here - all treats thanks to the antique quilt exhibit at the Chicago International Quilt Festival. The two quilts below were the 'show greeters' (detail at left) - front and center as you walked in. I was so busy taking pictures I didn't get any quilt dates. I wish my camera allowed note attachment to pictures - something to look for when the current one needs replacing. The exhibit included over 25 quilts - some exceptional pieces. Stay tuned!
I've been working on Lightning from 'Better Homes & Gardens Quilting Pieces of the Past'. I added two rows to make the quilt square (11 rows total) which computes to 55 full pyramids and 11 partial. All sections are pieced and ready to sew into rows. The background fabric is by Mary Koval from Windham - Mary's Favorite Blues II (1810 - 1890). This fabric reads as a black, but is actually a deep, deep brown. No sewing in my schedule this week, but I'm anxious to sew a couple rows together!