Summer is here, and that means it’s just super busy all the time. I didn’t actually get any sewing time in, this week. I didn’t even get my Lotto Block done. Bad quilter. No biscuit. This situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, as this is the last week of school for my kids. And my wee one is untrustworthy around a hot iron.
But I did get to take a quick lap around a local antique mall, plus a visit to a flea. I picked up a few goodies, and took photos of a few more. Plus, I got my May Sew Sample box from The Fat Quarter Shop. I loved all of it. And I loved the coupon so much, I went and ordered a few things.
New in the mail, then, was the Farm Girl Vintage book, by Lori Holt. I’m thinking of making a larger quilt out of the barn and silo block, with my Strawberry Field Revisited FQ bundle. Hopefully that will work out, well. That’s SFR, in the Pyrex Snowflake casserole – another new acquisition. In the Gooseberry dish is a FQ bundle of SummerFest. I’m trying to decide if it, too, wants to be a project from the book, or if it has other ideas.
If you’re curious, the roses are “Lady of the Dawn” – a supposed climber that only ever got 3 feet tall. But the blossoms are very “old rose” in style and citrusy in scent, so she got to stay. The background tablecloth is a vintage piece, from my collection.
While I decide what all these fabrics want to be, I also have some vintage quilt pieces to share. Some of these may need to be recreated. I’ll have to ponder it.
First is a lovely little churn dash runner – marked “NFS,” or I’d have run off with it, I assure you. This is highest on my list for making my own variation. Forgive the phone pictures. It was all I had on me.
Those tiny churns are so adorable.
Then there was this one, which fascinated me in it’s use of color and stripes. Unfortunately, it was so lightly quilted, it hasn’t worm well.
There is also the one in the background of this photo. It looks like a soft blue and white stripe, with a print on the borders. It was only tied, so again, is in fragile condition. To its right is another vintage tablecloth. It twigged my memory, although Mom doesn’t find it familiar. I saw another in mustard golds, and I’m still certain that SOMEONE in the family had this cloth, in blue. So it came home with me, too. And there’s that baking dish, again. I like it. A lot.
What I brought home was mostly un-quilty stuff. I found an adorable red flour sifter, and some vintage hankies. Both will go to a coworker, for her wedding.
Now I’m off to my quilt meeting (even sans Lotto Block, or a finished project to share), and to work on my own version of a mini churn dash runner. Maybe the Summerfest fabric wants to help with THAT….