Thursday, August 23, 2007

More from Madison

I finally finished this UFO, got it quilted and finished the binding in the car onthe way to Madison. It was one of the first tops I ever made. I learned how to do the Stack and Whack technique and this was the quilt. I actually made 2 of these and this one is the second one. I just got the first one back from the quilter last week, but it is not bound yet. I thought that DD1 would love the purples in this one so I took to to her. You can see the amazing quilting my friend Liz did for me on this. I asked her for dragonflies and she did those plus more. She did these really big flowers in the stars and some other flowers with outlining in the pinkish inbetween space with dragonflies and loops all around it. She used silver metalic thread on the front and purple on the back. I am just thrilled with how it turned out!

We went to the antique shops while we were in Madison too. I found a darning egg just like my mom used to use to mend our sox with. Back in the day, Madison used to have a button factory and they made shell buttons from the fresh water clams that lived in the Ohio river. I was so excited to find this clam shell with the buttons cut out of it. Isn't it amazing??

In addition, I have been looking for vintage hankies that are in teal/aqua. I hit the mother load in one of the shops!! Arent' these gorgeous?? Someday I would like to make a hanky butterfly quilt.

I have more photos from the festival that I will post later.


The Calico Cat said...

Love the star quilt. I made that exact quilt (different fabrics) & tried my hand at machine quilting on my DSM - ancient kenmore at the time - that is why I now send so many tops out for long arming...

Cathi said...

Those are some great finds you have there!

Marisa said...

Your blog is very nice...that button maker rocks.

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