It's Jessie here. What did you do last weekend? I cleaned out my garage. There were two boxes in there that had been sitting unpacked ever since my husband and I moved back to my hometown over three years ago.
And guess what I found in one of them?
My great-great or maybe even great-great-great-grandma hand-pieced this Lone Star over 100 years ago.
And that is why I am thankful for my sewing machine and rotary cutter!
I can't even imagine cutting out all those pieces by hand. Hand-sewing is something that I don't have a lot of patience for either so I would probably have twice as many WIPs (Works In Progress) if I lived 100 years ago. Maybe my great-great-grandma didn't have patience for hand-sewing either since this quilt top is still unfinished!
I'm not really a purple-orange-turquoise kind of girl, so I'm at a loss for how to use this quilt top. I would love to see it finished, but I don't know how I would incorporate it into my decor.
If you are a purple-orange-turquoise kinda of girl (or guy), you can find the colors used in the Lone Star in Clothworks' American Made Brand Solids collection. There are over 40 colors in the collection, so if another color combination suits you better, you'll be able to find it here too!
|American Made Brand Solids - Purple - Made In USA|
|American Made Brand Solids - Dark Orange - Made In USA|
|American Made Brand Solids - Dark Turquoise - Made In USA|
Do you have any antique or heirloom quilts?
What's the oldest quilt you have and the story behind it?
Until next time,