Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Amazing CQ

You can imagine my joy and amazement when I walked into church on Sunday morning and one of our ladies is showing this CQ that she has had stored away for years. She moved to Missouri from Colorado years ago. She had found this unfinished quilt in the attic of a home that they had bought in Colorado from an 80 year old lady. The fabrics are mostly silks, brocades, velvets and other fancy types. The colors are beautiful. The stitching is most all a variation of the feather stitch but so perfect that everyone at church was sure that it was machine done. It has some breakdown of patches along a fold line. Part of the muslin backing is from a feed sack labeled wheat flour from Bushnell, Illinois. On this particular Sunday I really didn't want to get out in the cold and go to church. What a blessing I found awaiting me when I walked in the door. Thank you Lord for those small, unexpected blessing along the way.

Joyce, the quilt owner sent it home with me to research her options. She would like to have it restored, bound and backed so that she can display it in her home.


Amy said...

Wow! One lucky lady and lucky you to get to have it for a while! It's beautiful, have fun with it!

Connie said...

Barb - what I want to know is why don't I ever find anything like this in my attics?! I loved Marley and Me! You might enjoy "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail" --I found it very humorous! Love your crazy quilting!