Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Camp Quilty

Oh, I had such a good time this weekend gallivanting with my friends Kate and Tereska. We went to the Ithaca Farmers Market (which is amazing and unlike most farmers markets, hard to describe), little country markets and of course several quilt shops. The best part though, was sitting around (drinking a little local wine) and talking quilts. Tereska brought her quilt that we helped her with last year, in hopes to make some more progress on it this year. She had gotten the blocks into rows, so we got the rows into a quilt top.

 Tereska made the blocks for this top in high school. Now she's not telling exactly when that was, but I know these blocks are a few decades old and are very fragile (and wonky).

Tereska peeking out! It took both Kate and Tereska to hold it, it turned out to be about 69" x 69" after we added a sashing width border all the way around.
We even got it sandwiched and basted. Now all Tereska has to do is straight line quilt it. She promises she will not bring it back next year! ;)

I'm linking up with A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.  
 
Color "Us" Quilty!

Pat, Kate and Tereska

9 comments:

  1. You have several quilt shops at your farmer's markets! I'm living on the wrong continent!

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  2. That sounds wonderful! I do love quilts that are brought back to life after they have long been forgotten. They tell such an amazing story. :)

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  3. nice...what a wonderful story

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  4. That's pretty cool! At least she's finishing it!

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  5. I totally agree with Janine! Lucky you :o)

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  6. Lovely top! I'm super jealous about the quilt shops! Of course we have an ample supply of farmers markets but not one quilt shop any where near that's worth driving to!!!

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  7. Love the sashing! It was worth getting it done. It is a really fun quilt!

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  8. Those fabrics fit right in with what is out there these days. Awesome finish(almost)!

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