Can you believe it is Feb.? The time flies. Above is what I have going - in addition to the Brackman project.
2. A miniature that is currently being hand quilted. The fabrics are circa 1880, with the possible exception of the fabric used for the inner border. This one was started in a hurry, as I wanted to make sure I had a project going for the 2 weeks last Nov. when we were on vacation. There wasn't enough of the double pink fabric used in the blocks to do an inner border. There is a huge variation in the color of double pinks and this one is sort of a raspberry hue - a pink with a purple cast to it. A very quick run through my stash didn't produce anything that seemed promising for a border. What to do? While on vacation, we visited some antique stores in southern MO. Not a treasure trove for antique textiles. Our day wasn't turning up anything special until I dug around in a basket of 1950's or so aprons in a basket in a bargain basement of an antique store. At the bottom - and I am not kidding - was a piece of pink striped fabric in mint condition. It was 3 yards long and was $1.00. Eureka, here was border, backing and binding with lots of extra to spare. It may be a bit newer than 1880, but probably not much newer and it works hue-wise. Sometimes you just get lucky. It is the least expensive piece of antique fabric I have ever bought, regardless of size.
3. Here are some little brown and pink stars that may or may not become a true project.
Well, that is it for now. Thanks for the nice comments on the previous post. Jill, you are my faithful commenter. Karen - I'm always happy you stop by. I want to catch up on your blog, as it is always fun to see what you are up to. Judy D. - thanks for the compliments and the smaller size of the blocks does produce a "busier look" and that may be what you liked. How is your sewing room coming along? Kimber, you are always nice and it is appreciated. Till next time.