Thursday, April 23, 2009

I won this

Last year at the local guild's show, held at the County Fairgrounds, there was a silent auction for lots of miniature quilts. I bid $23 on this little cutie, which included the stand, and won!

Below is a closer view. Love the cheerfulness of the 30's prints and the friendly pinwheels. Someone put a lot of work into this and I am really enjoying it. I have also hung other mini's and some linens on the stand for display.

I have not joined the guild that is nearest me because their meetings are on Tuesday mornings and that isn't friendly toward a working gal's schedule, but I love going to their quilt show and shopping the vendors and seeing all the quilts on display. One year there was a whole cloth quilt, all in cream, that the owner had titled "And Still They Complained". It was hand-quilted and the owner stated that even though she had used a single width of fabric each for the front and the backing, the ladies who helped quilt it still complained as if it were full of seams to needle through. I thought that was a funny story!

A special thank you to each of you who stop by and take a look at my little blog, and an extra thanks to those who comment as well. Thanks so much!


Banaghaisge said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! The whole war thing so depresses me, yesterday they said 87,000 Iraqis have been killed in the last 3 years (and thousands more missing). Gawd Aggie, imagine living with that...
At least your great uncle got back to SF to be buried. Hugh Forever Young is still in France, apparently 3kms out of Ypres in a cemetery named for a shell hole. So sad.

Had a laugh at your blog name. Here, an ort is something you are likely to get a boot up if you are too slow - as in "Do you want a kick up the ort?" (and of course the answer would ALWAYS be "NO!").

Stephanie D. said...

You know, I've never been drawn to 30s fabrics, but that is so sweet and pretty! Maybe just in small doses!

KC Quilter said...

Wow, you did well winning the bid on that darling mini!!! And with a stand no less. Love its perkiness.

Anonymous said...

I like this little mini...very nice!

I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes we eat Easter meals on Christmas plates....I guess we're celebrating Jesus's many stages of life...but I think we're really just cheap people who hate to buy more plates when we don't need