Archive for October, 2006
I was told that this quilt dates back to the 1850’s-1860’s. It’s beautifully hand quilted and although it has a few small stains, it’s in very good condition. I want to have it appraised out of curiosity (did I pay more than it was worth?) but also because it’s the only quilt I own that’s probably worth anything. Regardless of the value – I LOVE this quilt.
When we were in Lancaster, I looked at a ton of quilts and the ones I was drawn to were not the ones being sold as Amish quilts but the antique quilts in the back room at Witmer’s Quilt Shop. This was one of 3 quilts I had to make myself choose between. If you go to Lancaster make sure you check out the BACK room at Witmer Quilt Shop, 1070 W. Main St. in New Holland for the antique quilts.
I was updating my Excel spreadsheet that I use to track my quilts and I realized that I’m terrible at naming quilts. These are some of the brilliant names I’ve come up with so far this year:
Twin Cabin #1
Twin Cabin #2
Red/Purple Rail Fence
Adam’s Jeans Quilt
Blue Braid #1
Blue Braid #2
Chris’ wedding quilt
Pink Quilt (so named because it’s Pink and I’m donating it to Quilt Pink)
Boring right? I started thinking about what name I would use for this year’s autumn quilt and in the interest of coming up with a more interesting name than Autumn Quilt 2006, I did an internet search of Autumn and Poetry and came up with the following choices:
An Autumn Day
The Colors of Autumn – this is the name I chose
The Colors of Autumn
in the North Georgia Mountains, November 2005
Well, I think I’m making progress
- all the wedding stuff is done except I need to shorten my dress slightly. I’m not a sewer but it’s just a tiny rolled hem and I think I can cut an inch and a half off the bottom and then resew it myself. We’ll see how it goes.
- all the final plans were made for the Rehearsal dinner on Friday so now all I’ll have to do is show up and have fun.
- finished quilting and shipped my Aunt’s quilt to her
- finished the borders on the Autumn quilt
With the Breast Cancer Walk and the wedding the last two weekends of the month, I’m going to set just 2 goals for October.