Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I'm fascinated by the stories of those long-ago days. Maybe that's why I'm drawn to reproduction fabrics. I'm working on an English paper pieced tumbling blocks because of an antique quilt top I purchased on Ebay (would you believe I got it for $30, shipping and all!).
Karen Witt from Reproduction Quilts took a look at the top when she was at our quilt show a couple of years ago. She dated some of the fabrics as early as the 1830's. Cool. There are still bits of paper inside some of the blocks with a script from an earlier age. I feel like I'm in the presense of that erstwhile quilter of long ago! :-)