Embroidery stitches are lovely....tiny works of art....properly placed and perfectly executed....
I visited my favorite little flea market yesterday....truly a diamond in the rough! I found something so exciting....although like my little market, a bit rough around the edges...
It is a quilt top....just a top...not finished...it has some holes....but all hand pieced.
The fabrics appear to me to be 1940's....have a look....
When I spotted this - I immediately thought of Clare from Summerfete....and her English Paper Piecing....
I am so drawn to this quilt top....I want to know who made this? Why did she stop working on it?
I think I can save enough of it to finish it.....
Have a wonderful weekend....
That quilt is lovely!
It does make me wonder what will happen to our quilts in the future!
Cant wait to see Mollys finished piece,
it looks very creative!
Molly's work looks great and that quilt top looks so beautiful! What an amazing find xReplyDelete
i am part of the hex-a-long in blog land and i am making a combination of six pointed stars using diamonds...and last night i thought i should make some with hexies in the middle of the stars. then your wonderful find pops up!! great! are they not the most beautiful!!ReplyDelete
I have a hand pieced quilt top from the 40's too that I would love to know the rest of the story. It's a Grandmother's Flower Garden. What are you going to do with yours? I've been looking at mine for a year and haven't decided. Mine is in good condition.ReplyDelete
Clever Miss Molly has she found some inspiration in the crazy quilt? Molly's stitching is superb!ReplyDelete
Your vintage quilt is delightful - the block is lovely and the colour so fresh! Fab sunbathing belle in the orange star!
Molly's stitching is sublime! And the vintage quilt is wonderful too.ReplyDelete
The embroidery is wonderful. The quilt top divine.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous find!! Those stars are SO pretty! ANd Molly's quilt is going to become her own first family heirloom! Lovely!ReplyDelete
I admire Molly's talented handwork so very much! And what a fun vintage find...the red/white/blue star is my favorite!ReplyDelete
Those stitches are really incredible!! That quilt of Molly's is going to be amazing! What a wonderful quilt top. I love the different coloured points on the stars. If anyone can give the top a new lease of life it's you Mary!ReplyDelete
Yes, those embroidery stitches are AMAZING. Looks like fun. Mary, where is this flea market that you speak of?ReplyDelete
I love the stitches, but i totally wonder.. what does your back look like? id love to try this for quilting, but not sure id be very good at it. Or are you just doing it to the top? Totally need to do a "stich a long" or something!ReplyDelete
your daughter's stitches are SO fantastic! LOVE the vintage quilt top too- can't wait to see what you do with it!ReplyDelete
Molly's work is beautiful, she does beautiful stitching and I bet it's a lot of fun. What a cool find at the flea market, a real treasure! Maybe one day, someone will want to finish my ufo's.ReplyDelete
I love it, love it all! mmmmmmReplyDelete
Miss Molly is doing such an amazing job!!! I love her combinations.....and the quilt top....you hit the jack pot!!!!! It could be 30's...if only it could talk....ReplyDelete
Lovely embroidery stitches-- and such a variety! You scored on your flea market find-- it's a very pretty quilt top.ReplyDelete
That quilt top is really lovely! So is the embroidery, Molly is inspiring me to pull out my embroidery/needlework supplies this fall.ReplyDelete
did you teach molly all of those stitches? yet another reason to move to ohio!ReplyDelete
Love those stitches and the colors she used- Molly is so talented. That quilt top is lovely- such a fun find!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness, those stitches really are fantastic. What a feast for the eyes!ReplyDelete
First of all, your embroidery is beautiful...and so inspiring! ALso, I absolutely LOVE that star quilt! I HAVE to make one! I love stars!
The quilt top may be finished. I think it was also common to finish the edge and use some tops as they were. I have one made by my grandmother that was never intended to be layered and quilted.ReplyDelete
What a find. I love those stars- adorable. I especially like the red blue and yellow one.ReplyDelete