Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Still Sorting!!

Well, I am still sorting the fabric I have inherited.  There was so much to go through and much of it was small pieces.  But I have sorted out a good bit of it into colour blocks and a little of fabric type.  At one point I was very distressed as to what I would do with so many tiny pieces.  Hazel was a wonderful quilter and every scrap was saved (and frequently rolled with other pieces into small bundles and neatly pinned so they would stay together) I couldn't bear the thought of not being able to come up with something that would properly honour her memory.  My lovely daughter at one point came into the garage where I was sorting (and stressing!) and took my hand and said "Mamma, I think you need to take a break."  She was right, when I came in I sat at the computer and Googled quilts with tiny pieces.  Of course 10,000 ideas pop to my screen, I clicked on Sew Mama Sew and there was the cutest little doll quilt.  You can find it here.  That little tutorial renewed my faith that something could be done with Hazel's 86 years of fabric!  Back out to the garage I went.  I am still not done but I am close.  In the bottom of the last box I began to find books and very old patterns so I decided that those could be done on another day.

So as I promised,  I will leave you with a picture of the almost 100 year old thread case and some other random snaps from the sort.

Please excuse the dust!! I was too excited about getting the pictures and tucked a few spools in when I realized that it could use a dusting!!  Well after almost 100 years....who wouldn't!!

These are just two of the multitude of doll blocks that were in a shirt box.  I think they may be different styles, because this brown one has her hat on differently then all the rest?  If anyone knows what these patterns are I would be happy to know!

Well that is it for now,  I will try to get some good pictures of the fabric in the day light tomorrow.
Have a Great Wednesday everyone!


Lisa said...

Awww thanks for sharing these pics - so cool to see some of the stuff you inherited - Hazel was a sweetheart and I can't think of a nicer person to receive this fabric!!You Sew Girl! that 100 year old case looks pretty good for its age lol.

Barb said...

Wow...so many wonderful items you reeived and I can feel the sense of gratitude and amazement. Wanting to not waste a thing. good luck!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

That thread case is amazing!