Throwback Tuesday

Doesn’t have the same ring to it as Throwback Thursday, does it? In any case, I spent the whole day yesterday cleaning and getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I sewed not one stitch.

I did hang up some different quilts for the season. I picked this one up a while back at an antique market for a mere $20. It is probably the oldest quilt I own, my guess is that it predates the Civil War. Some fabrics have completely fallen out. But look at that stitching!

It was made by a master.

This is a very large quilt.

And here is another quilt, not quite so old.

Sorry for the skewed picture. It is hanging in my foyer and I couldn’t get a straight on shot. I made this about 15 years ago. It is all done by machine on my trusty 1955 Singer 201. I cut freezer paper templates for the applique and used a glue stick to turn the edges under. Then I top stitched the pieces down using invisible thread. Here are a couple detail shots.


The quilting was also done on my 201, cross hatching and feathers.

And here is an even older one.

This was a Round Robin project done in my local guild. This is probably 20 years old. It is my very first free motion quilting work. I think I used one of my Singer 301s for this.

This quilt actually appeared in a magazine around 1997. Possibly QUILT or Country Quilts. I would have to look it up. I had quite a few quilts published in this same family of magazines from the early 90s until probably 2006 or so when they changed editors.

Time to make the cranberry salad before work! Have a great Tuesday.

Linking up with Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Throwback Tuesday

  1. Edwina Finet says:

    Thanks for sharing these quilts. I look forward to your posts every day, and admire your commitment to all those things important to your life. As a retired elementary reading teacher, I’d love to know more about your librarian’s job—–maybe someday. Edwina Finet, Monticello, Illinois

  2. Such beautiful quilts and quilting! X

  3. Lois says:

    Wow! I just love the antique quilt. Simply lovely. And it’s fun to see your earlier work as well. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. I’m expecting Son #1 to arrive from AZ late tomorrow and together we’ll drive to Son #2’s house in L.A. on Thanksgiving day. Traffic should be horrific but it’s so worth it to spend time with my boys. 🙂

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