This week just flew by!
I did manage to make Antebellum Block #3, Friendship Star. I hand-pieced it because I didn't trust myself to do it by machine.
I thought I'd try copying this original inked design which Barbara B. provided on her blog.
I kept "Henry" but changed the last name to "W. Davis" for my 2nd gr-grandfather, Henry Wooden Davis (1800-1874) of Ulster County, NY.
Uh-oh, I'm bouncing around! See the china cabinet? This pic was taken in my grandparents' house in the 1950s.
And this is it now. Here's the story :) When my aunt Midge moved into our small garage apartment nearly 10 years ago the cabinet was one of her possessions. Then about 1-1/2 years ago I decided I wasn't ever going to re-finish this piece and put it out on the curb hoping someone would take it. In the meantime, I had gone to a 2nd hand furniture shop looking for an end table and mentioned to the owner that if he was interested in the cabinet he could swing by and pick it up. Then just a few weeks ago I went back looking for some chairs and asked if he remembered the cabinet and if he ever did anything with it. Well, look at it now! He had painted it white and I just couldn't resist buying it back :)
This is one of several pillowcase dresses I made for Lori at Humble Quilts to bring to Colombia. How cute is this little girl? (Lori's pic)
On Barbara B's Material Culture blog she recently showed some quilts where "anything goes" in reference to fabric choices. And that reminded me of this Whirligig quilt top that I bought at a flea market many years ago.
The brown floral sashing reminded me of my grandmother's aprons :)
This is GSQ's BOM for April. It's an I Spy block featuring things that fly.
Mark your calendars! Our guild is having a Quilt Show May 19-20 in Parsippany, NJ. Rachel, Dawn, and I have each been asked to provide several quilts for a special exhibit :)
Have a great week!
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