Andrew continues to hunt for more of his grandfather's quilts and if I hear anymore, I will be sure to let you know!
Happy Tuesday! Yesterday we had a snow day. There wasn't much snow but there was a layer of ice under the snow and I made an executive decision to stay indoors. It was lovely! I'm happy I finished my January block for the month and now will cut some fabric for the Romper Babies quilt.
Speaking of Romper Babies, here is another baby:
Sue found this piece in a drawer in her house. She has a house that she describes is like Christmas morning: she never knows what she is going to find in a drawer when she opens it. That sounds pretty magical to me!
So this piece Sue thinks was probably made as a dresser cover for a nursery. Sue, do you think it could be a layover pillow sham? Not sure of the size but I've seen these kinds of shams for cribs before:
No matter how cold it gets
Some wonderful old patterns are now revamped with easy tutorials that quilters can follow! One of them is the Brown Goose pattern, offered by Missouri Star Quilt Company; you can watch the video here.
I've had a quilt that used this pattern for many years. It's up at Beth's house (where some of my quilts were being stored for future projects). I liked it not because of the pattern but because it featured fabrics from the 1950s:
This particular quilt reminded me of the "picnic quilts" we used when I was a kid. The back of the fabric was from a local sewing factory and had printing on different pieces of the muslin (sorry I don't have a photo of the back here).
Has a piece of music ever gone through your head when you see a quilt? For me, each time I see this quilt, I start hearing "Grey Goose".
"Grey Goose" is a folk song about a preacher who goes hunting and captures a goose. No matter what he tries to do to kill the goose, it remains alive (another similar song is "The Cat Came Back").
The preacher had hunted on a Sunday and I'm sure the moral was to honor the Sabbath. Leadbelly recorded the song in the 1930s but some of you may be more familiar with the version by Sweet Honey In the Rock who recorded it in the 1980s on an album that was a tribute to Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie. You can hear a version of it here.
Have a happy and safe day!
Happy Tuesday friends! The temps are terrible here today in eastern Pennsylvania. Stay in and sew!!!
Of course if you have to go anywhere, consider a trip to the Singer Cafe in Krakow Poland! Here's a place I'd love to visit!
Over at some of our friends' blogs, there is a Stay at Home Round Robin beginning this week. You can read about it at Roseanne's or Wendy's blogs. You pick a block or something you would like to use up in your project bin. Each week you will add another border as per whoever is the hostess. Check it out! It's a fun way to finish up something you may have had in your sewing room for years!
Here's another Romper Baby for our collection! In case you want to embroider them, the others can be found here and here. I'm very excited because I just realized I don't have to order any Kona white. I didn't know I had any left! Yippee!