Saturday, February 16, 2013

More Rescued Tops

And so it goes…

Apparently I have also infected my best friend with the quilt rescue bug.  Until she sent me some pictures of the quilts I have quilted for her over the years, I had not realized just how many of hers are rescue quilts also.

Even though it is possibly a disease, it is not a bad one to have.  It is nice to share the desire to finish someone else’s work.

Simple blocks make a quick cover, like this brick quilt.  

The double wedding ring in orange was gifted to me by another quilter who did not particularly like orange, nor did she think she would have the time to quilt it.  It had issues in the piecing department, but still was made with love. Since I am a certified nut when it comes to orange quilts (every quilter should own at least ONE orange quilt) I took it.  Pattie was in the middle of making an orange quilt that was making her crazy and I decided to give her this double wedding ring as a birthday gift.  I begged her for the backing knowing I was going to give it back.  She was surprised alright. It actually quilted up with no problems that were insurmountable.

The lotus blossom is a beautiful rendition of a quilt my great grandmother made that ended up in my hope chest.  My quilt is a full sized quilt and has an extra set of petals.  The woman who did the hand work on this small quilt that Pattie rescued was as talented in the needle arts as my great grandma.  It is exquisite.

Another little gem Pattie found on eBay is this blue and red star.  It is not easy to piece something like this pattern and it was well done.

Ruby McKim Short blocks are a great find and these were in amazing condition.

The squares quilt is one that was mindless assembly.  There did not have to be any rhyme or reason for where the colors were placed.  It falls into my favorite category of “any color goes together” and this one was not tied together with sashing or border fabric!

And the little Dresden blocks she found unfinished are imagination at its best.  I look forward to seeing the project Pattie completes with these little gems.

1 comment:

  1. Such talent! I love them all. Okay, not the orange one. But I do love the squares one without sashing or borders. I really love that one! It's a feast for the eyes, all those mixed colours.