The quilt I'm sharing today came to me from a good friend, Carol, who I met 10+ years ago on our state bicycle ride, Biking Across Kansas. Carol lived in the town next to mine so our paths would cross frequently over the years with bicycling and friends. Carol is the fun loving gal everyone wants to hang out with because she has great stories and genuinely cares about you.
When Carol contacted me she told me about her quilt. She had found an old quilt top in an antique store in a little town, Weston, Missouri, across the river from my hometown. She thought it was beautiful and brought it home. It needed a few repairs but who doesn't have many years of good living. It was small squares (approximately 2"X 2") of various fabric pieced together by hand. She wanted it quilted and thought it would make a good gift or look cute laid across a sofa or bed. She was right this is going to look gorgeous where ever it is displayed. On a different note if you happen to come across an old quilt like this in the future keep me in mind! I'm looking for my own special antique store find.
|A variety of the various fabrics that made up this quilt|
|A close up of the quilting pattern I chose for this particular quilt.|
|The finished quilt. For whatever reason the lighting wasn't the greatest and it is a little washed out in the picture. The above photos do a better job of showing off the bright colorfulness of this quilt.|