Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted
My inspiration for the quilt in my previous post is from Jan.
I like that Jan put small buttons and other embellishments on some of the women. I also like the simplicity of her quilting design on the alternate blocks. Jan used the same fabric on her background blocks. I am going with a scrappier look.
Here is the label on Jan’s quilt. She names this quilt “Sunday Best” Jan named every quilt she ever made. See more buttons on the green dress in the above picture. Jan’s signature for her quilts was her strip bindings.
When I made this quilt I saw little girls
all dressed up in their very best for Sunday
School. The pattern is a variation of the
old TIN MAN block. My inspiration was
an antique quilt top I saw at Houston many
years ago. The owner was gracious enough to
let me photograph it.
The label above says SOLD FOR $9000.00 Houston Quilt Show 1999.
After Jan died the women in our Tuesday Quilters group were able to select a few of her quilt items. I wrote a post on it back at that time. In going through some of the fabrics I selected I came across some of Jan’s orphan blocks from this quilt. They are just slightly smaller than my block size.
I could put a coping strip around Jan’s block to bring her block up to the size of mine or I could use it on my label on the back of my quilt.
It’s all about memories today isn’t it.