Friday, January 27, 2012

Sister Quilt Tops
 I found rescued a few years back from the flea market.
Both in excellent condition.
No holes, fading or worn spots.
Needed a little batting, backing and binding.
Just look at these fabrics......

 I love hand stitching the binding to the back.
Then it's machine washed & dried.
Giving it that wrinkled vintage look.
And 100% cotton everything
makes it soooo soft.  
 The quilt measures 72" x 86".
That's 1,548 - 2 inch squares
The quilting adds so much texture.
"Lil Sis" is completely finished.

"Big Sis" measures 81" x  89"
That's 440 - 4 inch squares
Both tops have exactly the same fabrics.
My guess is she made the 4" square top first
and then cut the scraps into 2" squares using all her leftover fabric.
No waste.
What do you think?
Look at these prints!
The same yellow reproduction print backing fabric
and blue binding on both.

A few more nights in front of the TV and she'll be ready for the wash.
Can you imagine how happy the piecer would be
to see her quilts finished?

Have Grandma will travel.
We spent a long weekend in Tomah
 cheering for our favorite team.

Son #1 coaches the 6th grade girls team.
My granddaughter can't believe girls didn't/couldn't
play sports in the "olden days".

I've been to MLK several times the last couple weeks and
heading out again on Sunday.
Grandma duty calls.

Hubby had 2 Dr appointments at the VA in Madison.
Going to have a hip replacement this Spring.
Here he is sporting his new hat.
While in Tomah we went "junkin"
and this was his score.

Now he really looks like a Grandpa!
I found a cast iron round (14") pan 
perfectly seasoned for $10.00.
A steal! 

Not much else going on.
Winter has finally come to stay.

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