Saturday, January 30, 2010
Antique 9 Patch Variation or Puss in the Corner
All snowed in here in Charlotte, NC with 2 inches of snow..ha ha.. on the ground and everything a sheet of ice. We cannot get up the hill to get out of our neighborhood today. So..I thought quilting and organizing my sewing room would be nice. First of all I finished the antique quilt top I bought at the Metrolina a few months back. As far as I can see,the quilt top is from about 1900/1910. The pattern has been called Nine Patch variation or Puss in the Corner, but I have never seen Puss in the Corner with that particular coloring. Any other suggestions on names are welcome. The dealer there was a furniture dealer who happened to have had this top thrown in at an estate sale in Boone. She sold it to me for $15. It is all hand pieced. I found a period piece of fabric for the back at Mary Jo's Cloth store and decided to try wool as the batting. Thanks to my dear friends at the Charlotte Irish quilters and the Charlotte UFO bee, it has been tied now with pearl cotton thread. Today, while housebound, I hand stitched the binding on. I cannot wait to cuddle under it in front of the fire tonight.