Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Show and Tell

I had a couple quilt tops I wanted to share tonight, so get the popcorn and sit back and enjoy the show. Okay, maybe not, since it won't be a very LONG show, but you know . . . maybe a donut would work. That's what I'm planning for breakfast!

It was back to work for me today, and I was a little restless and feeling penned up when the lunch hour came around--and besides, I always like to bring my Hey Ghoul Friends class a little "treat" each week, so of course I decided to go browse the thrift store and see what might turn up. And today I got lucky! I'll probably have a couple other things to show you later, but for now, I'll show you the quilt top I found:


Isn't it kind of cute? Nothing too special but whoever did the piecing did a nice job, and with a fairly quick all-over quilting design, it will make a cheerful tablecovering or small quilt for the holiday season. The only drawback? Someone who obviously had absolutely no clue wrote in what looks like ink "$3.00" on the sashing. I'll try getting it damp to see if it will wash out, but if not, I may need to add some quick applique to cover it. (If you click into the photo, you may be able to see a black splotch near the top center in the red sashing.)

Here's a close up of one of the sections--the quilt maker fussy cut many of the squares.


I've been working on the Jo's Little Women Club quilt called Holiday Inn--I mentioned the other day that I'd started appliqueing the center. Here it is so far, completed up through Part 3 with one more part to go:


Next I have to make 80 flying geese blocks and finish it with a plain outside border (I think the last border will be brown and the geese will be multi-colored).

Oh, I forgot to say! That thrift store quilt top? $2. There was another quilt top there, but I didn't like it as well and I already have plenty of quilt tops in my "to be quilted" basket, so I just came home with this one. (If anyone in the Sacramento area wants to go look and see what I may have missed, the Goodwill in question was the store on Arden.) I think I might just quilt this one and donate it to a children's hospital--wouldn't that be fun for the kids?

Happy quilting and keep on hunting for treasures! You never know when they may turn up!

17 comments:

Eileen said...

That really is a cute quilt. Someone spent a long time on it.What a great idea, to get it quilted and donate to the hospital or someplace. Can't beat the price.

ratherbquilting said...

STOP!!! Before you get that ink wet, try GENTLY rubbing over it with an old toothbrush using Greased Lightning. http://www.greased-lightning.com/ I hope you can find this on the west coast! I've used it to pre-spot for years; it works wonders and even got tar out of our son's shirt (don't ask - he was always into something). Then just rinse the Greased Lightning out and wash as usual. Great find!!!

Nancy said...

If that doesn't work (greased lightening) try hair spray. Aqua Net works the best. Spray, rinse, repeat until gone.

Cute quilt top....

Amanda said...

I'm so glad you rescued the quilt from Goodwill.

My friend, Terry, had made monthly wallhangings(cute appliques with the name of the month) for her secret sister exchange in our Guild. They were cute ones from Nancy Halvorsen from Art to Heart.

One day Terry was in Goodwill and saw all of those little wallhangings sitting there on a shelf. Yes, the lady had given them to Goodwill!! I can't imagine. She bought them and gave them to someone else.

I love your idea of quilting it and donating it to chairity.

Carol said...

I wonder how that cute quilt that was made with so much love ended up at Good Will? Maybe the person who made it passed away and the family gave it away. You got a good deal. I never see quilts at the Good Will but I always look just in case.

Soukies said...

Great find on the quilt top! I never find good stuff like that.

Amanda, I would just die if I saw something I put my heart into at the good will lol. I would have to make a comment at the next guild meeting.

MichelleB said...

I love your Little Women quilt! It is so pretty.

Judy said...

What idiot writes a price on the actual quilt. Masking tape sticks you know? Cute!

LOVE you Jo quilt...I love blue and cheddar together!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yes, more geese!

Gran said...

I am sitting back with a cup of tea and enjoyed your show. I especially like your Little Jo's quilt.
Well, actually I love it. Great job!

Hugs

julieQ said...

Wow, what a bargain, and someone's hard work is rescued by someone that loves it...I love the thrift in our town!

Orcsmom said...

Great job on Jo's! I am catching up at quilt camp. Maybe I can hook Darlene into helping me? As for you son, he is welcome to come cook for your class anytime!

Pam

Julie said...

Don't forget :)

Quilt Hollow said...

People just don't know what a quilt is I guess. Hopefully by now the writing is out. I think donating it to a children's charity home is a wonderful idea.

Kim said...

That is an awesome idea Kim..the kids will really enjoy Santa and the reindeer. Great Find!

Kim said...

That is an awesome idea Kim..the kids will really enjoy Santa and the reindeer. Great Find!

Desi said...

Holiday Inn is terrific! Looks like you stitch with real precision.