Sunday, October 17, 2010

Primitive and Really Old

This is a very old wallhanging - about 15 years old - and it was made when I still was doing satin stitch machine applique.  From one of the Red Wagon books written by some women in Liberty, Mo., I  really like this primitive style - but then there are soooo many styles that I like!  I had just hand quilted around the figures and that was all so therefore it was puffy with lots of unquilted space.  At the time, my machine quilting was minimal and I was not about to put anymore work in the piece.    It's kind of cute but didn't merit hours of hand  quilting.



It didn't take too long to do some quick and not really very good  loop-de-loop quilting in the background, some lines on cornstalks and pumpkin- - but then I decided to do some pumpkins on a string in the borders and completed one side.  WRONG!  They looked terrible - so spent quite a while ripping them out and then doing my usual wavy lines which went quickly.  So the little old wallhanging is now finished albeit not really very well.  However, at a distance it looks okay and it does look like autumn.   (Click to enlarge)


7 comments:

Janet said...

What a cute "old" wall hanging. I am enjoying Hannah's blog and praying for her. I admire her spunk and courage.

Chartreuse Moose said...

Darling! You'll love it now and adore having it on hand to bring out each autumn season!

Leslie said...

Isn't Fall just the best time to decorate the house for.

Karen said...

A sweet quilt Carol! Every minute you spent on it was worth it. I love it!

Stray Stitches said...

It looks great to me! Such a cute wallhanging!!

Jewels said...

It aged nicely - just like you my friend! J

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hello Carol! Cute,cute wallhanging, love the scare crwo. It still looks new.

Thanks for sharing your quilt treasures!

:) Carolyn