Friday, October 22, 2010

Quilted and Fragrant

The lady from the quilting shop called and told me
my Churn Dash Quilt
was finished and ready to be picked up!!! I was
so anxious to see it, but did not have the energy to
drive the 45 minutes to her shop. Luckily my red head
Daughter-in-Law had a little free time before an appointment
and she drove me to pick it up.
When I got home I spread it out over the love seat, went to
get the camera and look who found it!!
The Cat!!
The lady that quilted it for me said she believed the top was pieced
around the late 1920's.
Years ago, when I bought it at a sale, I had no idea
how old it was or anything about what I was getting.
I am sure glad I hung onto it.
The feed sack prints are really unique. I had heard people talk about the feed sack material
of old days, but at that time I did not know how
precious those materials really were.
She did a great job quilting it, quilting brings a "quilt to life". Now I need to get the binding made and sewn on. That is my least favorite part of making quilts. As soon as I took it out of the plastic bag I detected some air freshener and knew I'd better get it out on the porch to air out. I hate being so sensitive to makes life hard at times. I will not be able to work on it until it is "smell free" and can't wash it till it is bound. Hope the sun shines tomorrow so I can put it out again.
I get sick very easily from bleach, paint, perfume and other chemical smells. I guess that is part of the CFS as I have read this and heard others with CFS mention it.


  1. My sister is a quilter and would be thrilled to find a top like this one. It is beautiful.

    I get sick from smells also. Sunday I decided to (foolishly) wash the floor with Pine Sol...I was sick the rest of the day. Next time I'll leave it dirty!

  2. this quilt top is those colors~