A week or so ago we wandered into a new-to-us little antique-vintage shop a few miles from home. In our search for a chest of drawers for the spare bedroom (to hold quilts of course!) we also spotted this little rack.
I'll admit I'm always smitten with vintage racks, especially those with neat old metal hardware, the kind you just don't see in the hardware stores today, and with a wonderful patina. This little beauty filled all the checkboxes in my wish list including its low price. Is this not just the sweetest little thing?
My guess is that it began life as a towel holder from back in the day when one would find a large pitcher and bowl on a stand for washing up. Whatever, it has found a new life here!
Standing a mere 30 inches high by 20 inches wide, it's just the perfect size for several small spots in our house, and perfectly sized to hold some of my little finishes from Lori's (Humble Quilts) Fall Sew-alongs. This one is Country Roads from about five years back.
A week ago we visited my son and his family, and I took along the stitched-together blocks my grandson had created on the design wall when they were here a few weeks back. The blocks were made from the bonus triangle squares made from the flippy corner cut offs in another quilt I finished last year. Grandson arranged the blocks in the order he wanted them and decided he still liked the white-brown-black paisley as sashing. He then chose a Paula Nadelstern print that I've had in my stash for quite a few years as his border. Wonder if he expected the finished flimsy to turn out like this:
At this point I figured I might as well use up the two Nadelstern prints and piece together some sort of backing. That done I then found enough batting scraps to produce a Frankenbatt which seemed to somehow fit the general theme.
And we're down to just a few tiny pieces to add to the scrap boxes. I'll pin the quilt on Tuesday and hopefully give it a quick machine quilting and binding by the end of the week.
Remember all those leftover/bonus triangle squares he so carefully placed on the design wall to create his center blocks? Want to take a guess at the original quilt made with those fabrics? Here 'tis, finished just about this time last fall.
Til next time, happy Monday and happy quilting!