Today’s plan A didn’t quite work out and I’m now up to Plan D, having quickly dispensed with Plans B and C! It’s all the fault of that darn cupboard – or rather, it’s my fault because I had meant to arrange to have the doors taken off, planed and re-hung in the spare bedroom after the carpet had been fitted. With wedding things on my mind I totally forgot to make the arrangement, so the bedroom carpet has been duly laid and looks spendid – but none of the doors can be opened and shut with ease. So we now have a different bedroom shut off from use and completely piled up with junk quilts and furniture – and an imminent guest. Instead of being able to refill the cupboard, taking pictures of quilts as I went, all I’ve managed to do is take one shot looking into the cupboard
and another shot, looking out at the chaos in the bedroom, from the back of the cupboard
So there you are Shirley – it isn’t really a Tardis, but it is a generous size for the UK, and was one of the reasons that I was very keen that we should buy this house 20 years ago!
Whilst all this shuffling and re-arranging is going on I did take some pictures of a favourite vintage quilt top (but completely forgot to take measurements – actually, didn’t have room to spread it out and take measurements – I’d say from memory that it’s a small double bed size and the blocks are 6inches). This is going to be one of my “When I retire” projects to hand quilt on my big traditional frame … here are just a few of the blocks (Kathie, I suspect you will like these)
The blocks are hand pieced and have been assembled into a top by machine and there’s a great variety of those wonderful blue and white apron prints from the 1890s – 1900s.
When I was pointing the camera at the blue & white quilt top, another favourite quilt was visible on a different pile. I’m almost sure I’ve shown this in an earlier post, but couldn’t resist – it’s folded Log Cabin worked onto a foundation, blocks whipstitched together, picked up out of a skip (dumpster) and parted from a not-very-savoury bottle green velvet border
Now it’s time to see if Plan D will work – hope to be rather more organised (and able to open doors) by the next post. And I’ve fallen behind with blogreading and commenting again ….