Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making Progress


The weather is finally starting to feel like autumn here. I'm getting some cleaning done in advance of the holidays...the animals don't like change and putting my carpets out on the deck to air out is just wrong in Dobby's eyes!
I made a lot of progress this week on my 1904 quilt...above is one of the blocks. Only two more to applique! I just may have this top together before Halloween!

A friend of mine gave me a bag of foundation pieced string blocks from about 1910. Funny the newspaper advertisements are as interesting as the blocks! The papers are all from Atlanta but I have not been able to find a date so am basing my date on the clothing. Don't you love those hats!

9 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

In 1910 my grandmother was 18 and I can just imagine her wearing some of those hats! Congrats on making such progress on your fall quilt. You'll have it done in no time!

Janet O. said...

Well, at least you know that carpet isn't going to blow away if that cat has anything to say about it!
Looking forward to seeing this top completed.
Lucky you--what a fun vintage project.

Ali Honey said...

Oh what fun reading those old pieces of newspaper. Classy hat!

Merilyn said...

Trust the furry one to find the most comfortable spot to rest!!!! Love your Halloween block too!! Those hats in the old newspaper cutting look amazing, I'd say late 20's early 30's by the looks of them!!!

Patricia said...

I am blow away with the prices in the paper---did that say $3.49 for that hat!

Kathie said...
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Kathie said...

how fun is that! I would love to be reading those newspaper clippings too! always amazed at the advertisements sometimes for odd things! can't wait to see the string blocks put together!
great news on your quilt , how exciting if your done by next week!
kathie

Tonya Ricucci said...

go, go, go. Dobby is just doing his job making sure that there is still cat hair on that carpet. love the string blocks!

kelltrek said...

I love looking at the old newspapers. A couple of years ago I received old patterns for embroidered blocks from papers from the 1930's. Reading the news articles of that time from the vantage point of today was very interesting. Too bad that future Quilter's will not have the chance to look back to today, as no patterns are being printed in the papers.