No sewing since my last post, but there has been some retail therapy! I visited a couple of local shops with a visiting quilting friend. Luck was with us - Needle and Thread was having a fabric sale. We ran into friends that told us about a shop only 10 miles from my house. What kind of quilter am I - how could I miss a quilt shop that close to home? Scrapyard Quilting had a nice sale table with repros! I did some damage, but it put a smile on my face! I fell in love with the combination of these two fabrics. I'm pondering the quilt options.
To make your visit worthwhile, I'm including two more quilts from the Frugal and Fancy Exhibit.
The Star of Bethlehem quilt (1880) was made by Anna Marie Arnold Clemmons, Shelby County, as a gift for her husband. The quilt includes two inscriptions: 'J Clemmons married A W Arnold March 22, 1866' and 'Presented to J Clemmons on his 34 birthday by his wife'.
Whig Rose (1845-1865) was made by Lavina Rudicil Rubottom of Franklin County. The quilt was presented as a wedding gift to relatives in 1887.
I'm anxious to get back to the sewing machine, but the calendar isn't co-operating.