i am now considering possibilities for my next "carrot" quilt. i bought a group of nine patch and snowball antique quilt blocks from an e-bay seller several years ago. these blocks measure roughly six inches square and are hand sewn. the individual squares in the nine patch part of the block measuring a mere one inch after being sewn.
there are quite a few and the blocks were made of many fabrics (apparently scraps). a few of them were not quite as scrappy as the rest and used old indigo fabrics. these happened to be my favorites and so i've culled them out and am now pushing around the many options open to me. there aren't a lot of them but i should be able to create a doll quilt (maybe even two) from them.
i know that i will continue to hand sew them into their finished quilt as, once again, i see it as a way of honoring the previous makers work as i add my own and i know that i will hand quilt it but the rest is still a mystery to be worked out . . .
i would like to add some gratitudes to this post. i am so very grateful that my eyes and hands continue to cooperate with me in my wish to create and finish these wonderful pieces from the past. and i am grateful that there are others who inspire me with the work that they do in the antique/vintage/traditional style of quilting that i love so much. one that i would like to specifically mention is: Diane of www.persnicketyquilts.blogspot.com/ . Diane's blog is chocked full of both small and large quilt wonders. i love going there and often treat her blog as a gallery. in other words i just go and stare at the quilts until my eyes hurt~!~lol
i highly recommend it as one of those blogs that requires a cup (or two) of warm tea . . .