Wednesday, February 18, 2009
















I am currently working on some small motifs for the moif swap so will wait until I finish all before showing them. A few Christmases ago I told my husband he had just bought me something for Christmas. I had bid on some old crazy quilt squares on ebay. Of course he was happy not to have to worry about what to buy me. I think it was only Nov. so I had the gal ship them to my daughter's house so I wouldn't be tempted. Well when I opened them Christmas day I was so excited and my hubby said "thats what you wanted"? Another CQer would appreciate what the age and workmanship means to us. I did take pictures of the squares and have had the best intentions every summer when we go home to get them out and do something with them. I am promising (threatening) myself that this will be the summer. The interesting thing about these blocks were the number and dates of all the ribbons. I think the squares were made by someone in North or South Dakota because a lot of the ribbons were from there and most are dated in the 1880 and 1890s. The Daughters of Rebecca and the International Order of Oddfellows are represented mainly. I took the pictures quite awhile ago and they were on my desktop. I cannot remember which pics go with which square but you may enjoy looking at them. There were a number of silk painted flowers that are lovely. Hope I have a few of those on here.

4 comments:

Rengin Yazitas said...

Hi Freda,
What a lovely things they are...It is so easy to buy a gift and make us so happy!!!
Enjoy your gooides, thanks for sharing.
Much Love,
Rengin

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lucky you...these are lovely and such treasures to have. They look so rich in the pictures, so I'll bet there's lots of velvet in them.

Debra said...

I wish I could get so lucky on eBay! Everything I buy turns out to be well, shall we say, less than desirable. . . .

Allison Ann Aller said...

Love the story of how Harv got you exactly what you wanted for Christmas!
These are lovely old blocks, and you are doing right by them....