Monday, December 3, 2012
Today I did a little bit of shopping to finish up some gifts I am making. It required me to go to some antique stores to find the supplies I needed. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the giant jar filled with tomato pin cushions. All of them were old ones, not the polyester ones you buy today. Even the little tiny strawberries had real emery in them. Price $10 and I got the cool glass jar to use for miscellaneous things in my sewing room.
I have collected them over the years and use them as a center piece, perfect for Christmas.
Next I came across some quilt blocks, the polka dots caught my eye right away. There were 23 for $56.00 a little more than I wanted to spend. They also were selling them for $3.00 a piece, which was a little more tempting.
I took them over to the counter and spread them out.
They were all hand pieced.
Not very well.
As a matter of fact I think I know why this was not made into a quilt......
All of the blocks are wonky, before there was such a thing as wonky! It got even better when the woman told me they were on sale for half price. SOLD!
I will put them together and it will most likely be a very wonky quilt. I just kept thinking about the person (I am assuming a woman) who made them and worked hard to make something we all love. It deserves to be made into a quilt some many years later.
The woman at the counter asked me if I was going to cut them up, I almost shrieked in horror. Some antique dealers know about antiques but no nothing about fabric or quilts, it's kind of funny.
I never did find what I originally was looking for today!