Lazy Days of Summer

This past weekend  my husband and I travelled to Amherst Island with my sister-in-law and her husband to attend the Emerald Music Festival.  We stayed in a wonderful cottage that belongs to my husband’s cousin.  Not only was it filled with some awesome antiques, she also had a collection of old quilts that immediately caught my attention…this one especially.  It is hand-appliqued and hand-quilted  The applique pieces are pretty worn in some spots.  This is the only block that has at least some of each appliqued piece.  The rest are pretty faded.



I love the scalloped edge.  Sadly, there was no label.  (Note to self…label ALL quilts!)


We had a blast cooking breakfast on this 1952 Moffat stove…once we figured out how to turn it on!!


And best of all, I found the perfect spot to work away on my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.




Til next time…



9 thoughts on “Lazy Days of Summer

  1. The stove reminds me of one my mother had. Vintage stoves have become something to have on some of the decorating shows where it is an older home.

  2. What a lovely old quilt. i love to think of the quilter carefully stitching those appliques. and she never would know that a 21st century quilter would admire it as you do. thanks for sharing. im off to applique myself for a bit.

  3. It sounds like a perfect place for stitching. I have a question I’d like you to cover sometime. When you take out a few stitches to correct an applique area already stitched down how do you anchor the stitches to you are leaving in on either side of the area? Is this question as clear as dirty dishwasher?

  4. It looks like you had step back in time even down to the wooden floored veranda and rocking chair, only think that gives it away is you are wearing trousers and not a long skirt LOL. Thanks for sharing it was lovely to see you drop back in to the past. A beautiful beautiful old quilt too. Cheers Glenda

  5. What a sweet quilt you saw and your GFG is coming along beautifully! I love it with the white hexies as sash around the flowers. I invite you to link to Hexie Weekend to show others your nice vacation.

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