Sunday, September 22, 2013

I did sew on FNSI......

... just not very much...

... a few loops of my Scandanavian Rose block (Rosalie Quinlan) whilst notwatching footy with Hubz


... I was very tired you see after helping with the quilt show preparations...

This is during the construction of the stands... I thought the black cloth looked a bit like bats swinging on the poles..... (I know... a vivid imagination!!!)


My most favourite quilt there has to be this one and I chatted to the owner to ask if I could take pictures and share about it on my blog.....

... all hand stitched quilting as a whole cloth....


... I will let her tell you the story herself....


... and some close up of the stitching... so neat and little stitches


I love that the quilt was protecting the mattress from the metal springs of the base!!! There are a few stains on the quilt but otherwise just perfect.

HERE is a bit of history about Durham Quilts

I love quilts with stories..... and I even got to touch this one.... a lovely chintz type fabric

Righto, Gotto Go.... Sunday is here

33 comments:

Christine M said...

How wonderful. Thank you for sharing Mary's quilt with us.

Jeanette said...

Wonderful story about the quilt. Hugs,xx

Anonymous said...

yes thankyou for sharing Fiona,very interesting story.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

What an amazing story attached to the quilts. I like how the wadding was collected.
Yep I see those bats too.

Happy Sunday.
Bev.

Nanna said...

I love going to quilt shows & seeing the stories behind them, thanks for sharing
Helen

Farm Gate Creations said...

glad to see that you got some stitching done.

Maria said...

I understand you are tired after all the work for the show and needed to watch that wonderful AFL footy match.. Go the Dockers....
Nice bit of stitching you have started..
What a great quilt sew nice to read the story.

Anita said...

Hi Fiona,
Love the stitching you have done and thanks for sharing info about the quilts.
Cheers, Anita.

Susan said...

What a lovely story - and its so good that the current owner learnt to quilt at the right time - else who knows where it may have ended up.
BATS?? yes I see them too.
Shame about the cats (if it was AFL) - well my husband thinks its sad...:-(

Annette Schultz said...

It's always nice to hear the story that goes with the quilts .... sew nice of her to share that with you. and thank you for sharing it with us.
in stitches

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

OMG Fiona I love stories like this one! And those bats, they're hanging in there!!!

Heather said...

Every little bit counts and I can't wait to see it all done. I agree about the bats!

Susan said...

Such a precious treasure. We can only hope our own creations are loved in the future.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love your scandinavian stitchery, I imagine all those loops take a lot of time! Beautiful quilt and story, hugs Wendy

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What an amazing story.....the quilt is amazing...yes they do look like bats...

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a wonderful story and such a treasure. All those lovely little stitches made my heart sing. Thank you so much for sharing. Nice stitching too.

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Jane Galley said...

Oh, how interesting to get the background to the quilt. I spent some of my childhood in Durham, and I'd never heard of the Durham quilts, but then I wasn't quilting at the time

Marilyn said...

How incredible! Wonderful history behind the quilt. What a privilege to not only see it but to talk to the owner and to touch it.

Karen said...

That's an amazing story. How wonderful that is has been rescued.

Jennifer said...

That quilt has quite a story!

Grethe said...

Beautiful quilt with a special story. As I burned the tip of my finger, had to skip the FNSI, but next time. Your Scandinavian stitchery will be nice:-)

Sue SA said...

Wow what a family heirloom, so beautiful.

Mistea said...

Perfect place for bats really, in a cave!
Gorgeous start on your stitching.
Amazing quilt story, thanks for sharing.

Anthea said...

What an amazing history with the quilt Fiona, and wonderful that they owner of it allowed you to share it with all of us x

Wendy B said...

I can understand your Friday Night flop......I had one of those too...still.....some progress is better than none, don't you think! I thought bats too Fiona....you're not alone!!! xox sugary hugs :o)

Outback Craftaholic said...

What a great story Fiona, and an amazing quilt. I have to say I am in awe of ladies from years gone by who did such incredible work by hand and without all the modern conveniences we have these days. Your FNSI project looks lovely too. Tracy.

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