1.06.2009

simple cabin quilt

This quilt adorned the wall of a tiny, tiny cabin that we were able to 'walk through' on our vacation.
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Although --the entire space of the cabin was no larger than our living room -- so I doubt this constitutes as a 'walk through".

But the quilt. It caught my breath when I saw it hanging on the log wall. Such simple colors, but so vivid with the contrast of the red & white fabrics.

And oh! Those hand-quilted stitches. It made me positively speechless. The lighting was poor as we stood there and I just have to wonder about the woman who undoubtedly completed a strenuous, chore-ridden day -- only to sit in the dimly lit cabin to make this quilt with her tender, meticulous stitches.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

What a find! Really pretty, I just love old quilts.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh how pretty - I just love old quilts like this one. I cannot imagine the time it took!
Kris

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I wonder if she knew what a true artist she was. Twyla

Quiltersal said...

What a lovely story! Thanks so much for sharing.

ivoryspring said...

What an adorable quilt, Dawn -- anyone that quilts by hand impresses me!

Thanks for your kind comment on my Roslynn quilt. My husband is quite surprised at the positive comments I have received about the quilt name! :)

Happy Stitching!

Robyn said...

Truly amazing...and lovely :c)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Every time I see a quilt top in a yard sale or antique shop I think about the woman who made it - the time, the love, the thought. It makes me want to rescue it - and all too often I can't afford to rescue the ones I see. :( This one is really special. blessings, marlene

ivoryspring said...

Hello Dawn,

Thanks for your kind kind kind comment on Roslynn and the Wholecloth quilt block. I have yet to receive my copy -- now, you've gotten me really curious to see how the wholecloth was photographed.

I want you to know that I do always appreciate your encouraging words. I am honored to know you as a fellow quilter!