I must have a face that says; 'I need your fabric.' Go ahead look at my face in the sidebar...Doesn't it say something to you? Yesterday a friend showed up at my door with 2 boxes of fabric. Luckily only 1 zipper or I'd have had to throw her out! I believe this is the 6th time I've been gifted with someone's fabric when they change paths and decide they are not sewing anymore. I actually enjoy looking through it and deciding if I can do something with it or not.
This is the first time a quilt top has been included! Two of them. I love the liveliness of this. She bought both of them really cheaply 20 years ago at a garage sale. They were made by someone in a nursing home. Hand pieced.
I was excited.
Decided to press it.
Oh My Word, it has ISSUES! Actual tucks in one block, another has the sashing gathered in the last 1/2 inch so it will fit the block. There is one green fabric that has rotted. There are spots where the pink doesn't reach the green so there is a hole. But I still like it. I thought it might still be worthwhile for me to quilt it just to see how much I can ease in and how it will look. It is definitely an eye-catching quilt; but will not be worth repairing and quilting, it will never be flat. It is called Kansas Troubles; aptly named I think. What do you think? I need advice.
(Evidently 'sashing' is not an English word it keeps coming up as misspelled...I suppose I've been using for so long it seems right to me.)