Friday, September 24, 2010

Old Treasure's

We have had severe rainfall warnings for this area so I expect that, if we get it, my internet service will go down.  We get internet and tv from satallite so the weather sometimes interferes with the signal, especially if it is extreme.
I am working on the layout for my paperpieced bird quilt today.  I am still having trouble deciding on the fabric for the alternate blocks.  I have some that I really like but I think it makes it look 'Christmasy'. Decisions, decisions.  I think that I will get my husband's opinion when he comes in from cutting wood.  He has a nice colour sense.
Later on, my husband and I are going to visit a couple.  She has an old quilt that she wants me to see with the idea of me doing some restoration work on them.
This is something I really enjoy doing although I am not a professional by any means.  I would never tackle a museum quality quilt but I get a lot of joy from making someone's family treasure usuable.  There is just something about an old quilt that I find appealing.  It doesn't really matter about the quality of workmanship or choice of fabrics.  These treasure's are the work of someone's hands, a labour of love for their family members.   I am looking forward to seeing what she has.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anna,
    Sounds like you're having the same kind of weather we're having in MN. Wednesday there were predictions of 2-5" of rain. Thank goodness we didn't get that much, but in the southern part of the state they did. [On one news report, a lady being interviewed said all they could see was the top of the corn stalks sticking out of the water.]
    I can hear it raining now, for about the last 2 hours. I'm ready for some sunshine and warmth!
    Good luck with the old quilt. It's so nice to have those still around and seen.