I have a treasure chest in a Justin Boot Box.
Last year I bought a whole box full of vintage quilt blocks for about $40. This is only about 1/10th of what’s in there.
I would never tackle a project like these blocks even with modern fabrics. It’s much too tedious for me. But there is something about these precious unfinished quilts that I just cannot leave alone.
These fabrics were someone’s blouse, skirt or kitchen curtains. I can see it.
I think they were from around the time that I was born in the 50’s.
I can’t stand the fact that someone lovingly created these gems but never got to finish their quilt. What happened? I am driven to finish them, but in my own style. I will the blocks out and look at them for a few days. Then it hits me what to do. This time I created the sashing with some chambray I had in my stash.
I always know that I am on the right path when I finish a vintage piece and I am able to use every square. When math comes out right I know “she’s” with me.
But most interesting to me is the fact that here again …. I used exactly every inch of the chambray that I had. I did not pre-measure it. I merely started cutting it up and sewing. It came out exactly right.
It’s a wonderful feeling. I’m not surprised anymore when it happens.
I call it Quilting for Karma.
Love, Cowgirl Red aka Terah
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