First, I would like to announce the winner of the Traveling Stash Box - Judy of Scrappy Pieces. I will send her off an e-mail for information and get this box passed right on. Thank you all for joining in the fun - you can find all the other boxes and their updates on Cherise's blog - Sewingly Along.
This is one of my wins of the Silent Auction at the weekend show. I love this chunky churn dash quilt and had some ladies assist me in trying to date this quilt. Either later 1890's or early 1900's.
Here is a close up of the hand work on this quilt. The 'binding' is a turn of the back to the front, so a single layer which has shown some wear (as you can see) in a few places. There are two small 'rust' spots, but other than that this quilt is just wonderful. And my bid - $35
Oh, Bella, had to be cute. The cats aren't allowed in this room and soon as she heard me un-latch the door - swoop!! This is the other quilt I won. A little more worn with one larger 'rust' spot (you can see on the one edge in the middle) And the white backing turned to the front as binding - very little wear.
A little close up of the hand work and those lovely indigo Ohio Stars. The batt shows bits of cotton seed in the thinly combed batt - yes, we snipped a few threads to check the batting - have to remember to repair. This caught my eye with the indigo and the stitch - the same as the family quilts I showed in the antigue quilt show here. So places this around 1840's. These two quilts were given to the church for the silent auction annonymously, but I did manage to find out after - yes, a very distant relation. They are both back home! This quilt 's bid - $50.
Now for the BlogAversary give away. Yes, two layer cakes in honor of my two new quilts. Little Black Dress and Oh Deer - oh, I have some of these for myself, no worries. I will pick one USA winner and one International winner. Must be a follower and tell me where you are from (so I know which drawing) and which layer cake you would love to win. I will leave the comments open until October 22nd (Monday) midnight (EST) and announce the winner on the following Tuesday.