Friday, January 14, 2011
This panel ( 2 x 6 sections) is finished. There is a matching panel that has not been started, and a 1 square wide panel with 2 squares finished. The pattern is these 4 panels repeated.
I am sure of the dating of the kit b/c I have a quilt made by my husband's grandmother that has this EXACT green calico. It was also a kit. She made "wedding quilts" for all her grandchildren in the 1960's. When we were married in 1990, Harley Dude's dad, Papa Bear, pulled a quilt out of the closet that had been made when my DH was a teen for his wedding. It is embroidered with his g'mas name and date: 1969. It still had all the blue dotted lines for quilting on it when I received it. I was pleasantly surprised that they washed out after all that time.
Shannon's quilt has assorted stains...probably water. Anyone have advice on removing these stains? I have similar ones on some of my g'ma's cross-stitch table cloths. The stains can't be dealt with until after it's quilted since the quilting lines are printed on the fabric. That requires a tremendous leap of faith...that after all that additional applique and quilting....either the stains will come out or you won't really care.