In April I took a class with Gwen Marston. (here is the post about that) It was about making liberated baskets. I have had my pile of fabrics and blocks packed in a bag since then….and in the last few days I can hear them call me. I let them out of the bag for some air today and I am waiting for them to tell me what they want to be.
I think I will use these blocks as the center and then do some pieced blocks around the edges I am still in the “thinking about it stage” and changing my mind every few minutes but I will post some pictures when I get going on it.
So that is the something new, and here is the something new to me.
Late 1800′s Chimney Sweep quilt top. There are some condition problems. The border is shot so that will have to come off. The brown fabric is disintegrating and there are a few holes in it and some age spotting but the fabrics are great! I love that old purple/mauve ….and the orangey butterscotch.
Here are shots of all the fabrics (click pictures to enlarge)
It wont be too much work to fix the flaws….as it is it is still beautiful and I love looking at all the fabrics….this one reminds me of a group paramecium.
or wooly bear caterpillars
Either way Teddy approves