Sunday, November 20, 2016

An old/new project


I ran across this set of vintage Dresden plates in a bag of stuff at the thrift shop.  Folded into them were the two cardboard templates, one marked with the name 'Ruth Hagin.'  I wonder who Ruth was, and why she didn't finish her quilt.

There are 18 blocks, which would work up into a 3 x 4 on-point setting.  At this point I'm just turning the edges of the petals and blanket-stitching them down to the backgrounds (an 'interesting' green, hey?).  Then centers will need to be added -- not included in the bundle, so I'll have to choose a color -- and then assembly and quilting ... 

This will be a long-term handwork project, undertaken mostly as a portable activity that I can take along when we're travelling.  But since it's been a UFO for 75 years or so already, I guess there's no hurry :)

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6 comments:

Kate said...

What a lucky discovery and I'm sure Ruth, whoever/wherever she is,
will be pleased that you're finishing her project.

Jayne Honnold said...

What a lucky find! I have similar items in the boxes of stuff I got from my grandmother. I have not given a single thought to actually pulling out any of it to finish. Maybe someday...

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love that you are reviving an old UFO. My mom finished a Dresden project her grandma and started very similar to this one. How many blocks are there?

CathieJ said...

What a great find. Enjoy your stitching.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Nice vintage fabrics and so fun to finish someone else's UFO!

Jennie in GA said...

Vintage Dresdens...what a treasure!! I think that Ruth would be pleased.