I was up bright and early, showered, dressed, and on my way. I got there an hour before the auction started and I still had to stand in a line with about 50 people waiting outside to register and get their bidding numbers. Uh-oh, not a good sign. I would have plenty of competition. Once inside, I was further dismayed to see that the wagon piled high with quilts was totally surrounded by people already. I finally got my turn to get a closeup view of them and took some pictures.
This is "the one that got away". The baskets were only about 4" to 5". It was spread out on another wagon under a ton of boxes. That's no way to treat a grand old lady. I bid it up, but a dealer bought it. She at least let me take these pictures and assured me I could buy it from her shop!
I promised last post that I would show some of my recent doll quilt purchases. These all came to me the latter part of February.
A c1880-90 burgundy 9-Patch & Snowball...
A c1900 blue One Patch, wonderful shirting prints...
A c1930's cutey, Bowties...
A c1950's, Rail Fence? Very "loud" print for the backing.
I am participating in the doll quilt swap hosted by Lori on her blog, Humble Quilts. She partnered us up this weekend. We know who we're making one for, but not who is making ours. They have to be made in Civil War repros and be 24" x 24" or smaller. I made the top yesterday with lots of early CW repro prints from my collection. I have to have it quilted and sent by Easter. I can't wait to receive mine and see what my partner thinks of the one I made for her. What fun. I've never participated in a swap except for blocks or a round robin quilt. I'll post a picture of the one I made and the one I get when the swap is over. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise in case she is a reader of my blog.
I'd better close and get in some quality time in my studio tonight. Keep stitching.