Thursday, August 11, 2011

Swap Blocks and Birds

I have a LOT of blocks that I swapped back in the 80's and 90's through a quilting magazine.  I found some of them while up in the attic this week.  If you click on the picture to enlarge, you can see the signatures and where they came from.  I'm curious to know if these quilters are still around and maybe online, too.   I need to get
 back into the attic, as there are quite a few more blocks up there 'somewhere'.  I've always loved the maple leaf block... one of my favorites.  ** I clicked on the pic's and I couldn't read the signatures.  They are: Margaret Cook, Grimsby, Ontario...Suzi Barnett, Alabama...Lois Gardner, Wilmington, Mass.**
Vintage iron on transfers!  My mom told me about an aunt that used to stitch on these birds while waiting at the tobacco market with her husband.  (I think that story is correct.... ??mom??)  Years ago, I knew I wanted to make one, too.  See how ambitious I was back then?  I located the pattern and here it sits.... uncut... folded nicely in its original package.  OK mom, I'll make a deal with you... there are 50 of them.  I will do 25 if you will do the other 25.  Deal???  (and you can have the quilt!)


ancient one said...

My eyes are worn out...hard to thread the needles... LOL You'll have to get April to do 25 and let her have the quilt..

ancient one said...

Oh yes, the story is correct.. my Aunt "Jiggs" Jessie Williams worked on that quilt.

Debbie J said...

More pretty blocks Penny!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is an ambitious project but it will be a beautiful quilt.