Sunday, February 26, 2012

In keeping with my UFO draw, RRCB is the next victim of being hauled out of the pile to be completed.  It made it from the pile in the spare room upstairs to the kitchen table for a few days and now it is on the ironing board along with the backing.  The batting is breathing over the railing upstairs.  I am still pondering my plan of attack but things are moving.  While dragging out the piece of fabric I will use for backing from the closet, I found this.....

It has been tucked away for several years..out of sight, out of mind.  It is a UFO of my brother-in-law's grandmother.  She passed away many years ago.  I think she lived in Ontario. I will have to get more info on this. The piecing is a bit wonky but I love it. It is all cotton fabrics.  My BIL has a completed one in the same pattern. The setting triangles are muslin. It has no borders and it was handquilted, of course.  Included in the bag that this came in, were some scraps. Not enough to do anything with. The edges are a bit out of shape and could be a bit of a nightmare to get everything straight and set-in precisely, but I certainly want to finish it.   What do you think?  Can you date the fabrics?


  1. Congrats on getting your RRCB finally to the finishing line. Woo Hoo! As for the other one, I have no idea on age.

  2. I LOVE your RRCB, that one shouldn't be sitting in a closet somewhere, can't wait to see how you quilt it. And what a treasure you found when looking for the backing. That is gorgeous!!

  3. Just a little more time spent on RRCB and you will have a gorgeous quilt that you will be able to use...hooray!

    I love your "buried treasure". I wouldn't know anything about how old it is but it certainly does look wonderful.

  4. Great colours in that star. It looks new.Guess being tucked away from the light really helps. It looks pretty flat, though the quilting will take up some of the irregularities. This is a pattern that I have yet to try. It is a bit daunting bith in the colour choice and in the piecing.

  5. Hi Linda,
    I can't date it, but I really love it. It needs to come out of the closet. What a great family treasure you have.


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