I am starting to hand quilt the Bless Her Heart top I posted about last time http://timquilts.com/2013/11/22/bless-her-heart/
The block is called Rolling Stone among many other names
I am using muslin backing and wool batting. For thread I am trying out a huge spool I got from an antique dealer.
It was made by American & Efird Mills. It is 4 cord left hand twist and there is 6000 yards on the spool. I wondered how Old it was so I did Google search….began in 1891, on what was known as Dutchman’s Creek. Charles Egbert Hutchison launched Nims Manufacturing Company with six investors. The company was successful and in 1920 was consolidated, with other textile mills, into a new corporation known as American Yarn and Processing Company. In 1947, the company bought controlling interest in the Efird Manufacturing Company, located in Albemarle, NC, and founded by J.S. Efird. After the completion of the merger between American Yarn Processing and Efird Manufacturing in 1952, the company name changed to American & Efird® Mills, Inc. So the thread is from after that date of 1952. And it is thick! about twice as thick as normal weight hand quilting thread, and great to quilt with.
I marked some big arches with a #2 pencil and I am just roughly eyeballing the rest as I go. My Intention here is not to make it perfect because I don’t think perfect fits with the top. (click pictures to enlarge)
Here is the back
And Teddy Dressed for Thanksgiving
And Happy Thanksgiving!