I made it home from my daughter’s house in Tennessee before the spring snow hit. We only got about 1 1/2 inches of snow, just enough to make the woods pretty--and very wet. The view from my front porch this morning:
Happily, my daughter is doing much better and recovering slowly from her two bowel obstruction surgeries. While I was in Tennessee, I took two days off and drove north to Southern Illinois to see my mom and my sister. I found two small antique quilts, a double wedding ring and a Sunbonnet Sue, at a shop in Marion:
Both of these doll quilts look like they were made of leftovers from full-size projects. Neither is particularly well done, but they are interesting nevertheless, and I don’t own examples of either of these patterns in a small quilt.
Last week, Jenifer from Forty-Two Quilts posted a picture of one of my antique quilts. Click here to see it as well as other antique quilts: http://milo-designs.blogspot.com/2011/03/wednesday-quilt-show_23.html Thanks for showing us some beautiful quilts, Jenifer.
Nothing to do with quilts, but I also love to look for vintage Pyrex when I’m antiquing. On the same trip to Southern Illinois, I found a funky Pyrex-made Jim Beam bottle/coffee carafe. The description is posted on The Pyrex Collective.