This little museum had many crazy quilts on display and I only photographed a few. The first one, shown in the next several photographs, was my favorite, for the many gorgeous fabrics, stitchery, and overall quality of workwomanship. Without further ado:
The second quilt appears to be a friendship quilt, and is made up of everyday fabrics, more rustic in appearance than the first quilt shown above, but also containing some beautifully embroidered patches. The side of the quilt facing me had dates of 1902,1904 and 1909 on the visible patches.
On the homefront, this has been a week of utility stitching after Monday's fun get-together with Barbara from Cat Patches and the monthly guild meeting. Last year I picked up a small table-top quilters ironing board at a yard sale, that still had its original not-so-shiny gray cover and the thinnest possible layer of foam underneath. Yesterday, it was finally time to make a new cover for the board. I had some vintage home dec fabric that I'd been wondering how I would ever use (more inherited stash!). I made a paper pattern of the old gray cover, traced it on the new fabric, and zig-zagged some 8-4 linen rug warp left over from my weaving days around the edges for a drawstring. Two layers of nice cotton batting, cover on top, and I now have this:
I won't bother to show DH's old long sleeve shirts now neatly hemmed into short-sleeve summer gardening shirts, etc. etc. More utility stitching (I refuse to call it mending) on today's docket, along with a long-overdue cleaning of the sewing room.
Oh yes, Happy Valentine's Day! We've decided to celebrate with an early morning trip to the coast and our favorite breakfast spot in Lincoln City the next time DH has a day off that coincides with sunshine! Hopefully soon, but this is western Oregon ...