Apr 12, 2006

Family quilts

Finn asked about the block taped to the inner side of the pizza box with cat in my previous post. I DID re-piece that whole thing and the quilt was mailed off to DJ's niece last year. I don't seem to have taken a picture of it for my records but I have the EQ sketch.

The block appears to be a variation of Mosaic #18 or Spinning Star attributed to Ladies' Art Company, 1898. Brackman shows a slightly different coloration than Joen Wolfrom in "Make Any Block Any Size" page 23. I just called it Auntie's Star. One block had to have the background plaid replaced but other than that I was able to salvage all that orange-y red plaid though even Aunt Effie had made some substitutions there.

I have quilted one other of Aunt Effie's tops with three more to go--possibly five as another sibling has two spider webs. I can post picture of that one as well though the coloring is so pale I am not sure if it will show much. All over quilted with Baptist Fans as it needed the tar quilted out of it to lay down, LOL.

Lots on board for the day--pick up a roll of batting from Judy's house, press that fabric I laundered last night, cut some and re-arrange my 30's fabric bin. DJ will want to walk today, no doubt and I want to get some assembly work done as well.

I'll close with something a friend of ours emailed this morning-----food for thought

Inner Strength

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can get going without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

....Then You Are Probably The Family Dog! :-)


  1. That is just too, too funny Linda!! What a hoot to find that at the end...thanks for a good chuckle!!

    I look forward to seeing the family quilts that you have helped restore. It's a labor of love for sure.
    I was shaking my head at the amount of patience you have to un-sew a whole quilt top, re-size, repair and re-assemble it...amazing! You are my kind of quilter...*VBS*

  2. what a laugh... thought I was reading a list for a "super mom" until the end :-)

  3. I think that goes for cats too, except maybe the part about 'get going without pep pills.' I think most cats sleep 20 hours a day.

  4. ROLFMAO...that's too funny Linda! Thanks for a good laugh!

  5. Heeheehee -- from a two-dog person!!!!
    Jeanne :)

  6. a very busy day indeed! enjoyed the chuckle at the end.


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