First I want to shout out to Clydine and SandyG one more time - you were winners #2 and 3 in the Pillow Talk Blog Hop giveaway. We won't let the Layer Cake and charm pack go unclaimed, ladies, so email me soon! If your profile does not include an email address, I'm not sure how to contact you. Any suggestions?
Featured today are two more projects from Piecing the Past. The original inspiration quilt was just 6 blocks from a larger quilt that had been salvaged as a doll quilt - very ragged and sad, but one of Aleece's (age 6) favorites to pull out when she's here. That's not a problem except she loves to rearrange all the stuff in the bedroom, like doll quilts and the children's collectibles - ironing boards, high chairs, dolls, bears, pull toys. Since she was here a couple weekends ago, that little quilt is nowhere to be found. It might be folded up under another quilt in a doll bed for padding or even rolled up in a basket shoved between two larger quilts. I just didn't take the time to dig thru everything. Anyway, here are the two projects we made - one in plaids with raw edge triangles on the corners of the Rolling Stones blocks and the other, a traditionally pieced block that Barbara Brackman lists as sometimes being called Peek-a-Boo. What a perfect name for a doll quilt! I'll have Aleece locate the original on her next visit. It's always interesting to see where she's moved it and why. I'm glad she sees the entire upstairs at the studio as her playground. She loves to "iron" my collection of vintage children's character hankies on the little ironing boards using the old tin irons. One of the irons from the '50s actually had a cord to plug in and heat up. When she was about 3, she discovered this, found an outlet and was ironing for real when lights started to flicker. Her Mom and I both about had heart attacks when we realized the frayed wiring on her "real" iron was causing it. Who was watching that kid, anyway? I'd love to hear your grankid stories anytime. Please share.
See you Thursday for more "vintage" KT charm packs.