Standing here in mid 2007, something done in the early 1990's seems like a long time ago. In terms of vintage quilts, it's not. But way back before the Orphan Train Heading West became a reality...there was this one. It's obviously(hard to miss that)a orphan block quilt top. A really UGLY one!! And it's mine...Finn's.
And it's NOT that I'm bragging, I'm claiming responsibility for it. But I don't love it...or even like it. I just wanted to use up those blocks and parts. So I sewed and sewed and added fillers til I got to double bed size. And then I passed it on to the missionary ladies, thinking it would be fine for a homeless person, etc. They accepted it, graciously....lucky me...it was gone!
But of course what goes around, comes around. About 6 years later, my friend Jean told me she had a top from her mom(one of the missionary ladies) that she wanted me to look it. She had a feeling maybe I had made it, and if so,did I want it back?? Well you could have knocked me over with a feather. There all folded up and rumpled, stuffed in a brown paper bag was my really UGLY Orphan block quilt top! I had thought maybe they could use it for a backing if nothing else...but apparently not.
Seems I managed to make a quilt top that was TOO UGLY for even the missiionaries!!! So I have it back with me...and it's a good story and a good joke on me...LOL Shall I sandwich it and either tie or machine quilt it?? Can I stand looking at it long enough to do that??????? Any opinions?? *VBS*