Who remembers attending country school? I do – I went to Kindergarten 1-1/2 miles from home and rode behind my older brother on a horse. Ha! My teacher’s name was Mrs. Austin and there was one other boy in my class – we ended up graduating from high school together.
The schoolhouse block is another very traditional block that has been loved by quilters for years and years. Our quilt measures 41″ x 50″ and I remember Connie and I taught this class in the early 80’s using Eleanor Burns illustrated book. Pick out some nice dark colors and start cutting schoolhouse blocks.
The quilt is shown in my office that is right off that pass-through room from yesterday. If you look carefully through the window, you can see the piano. I like to leave the screened window open so I can hear the parakeets that live in there.
And this is why I continue to haunt the thrift stores and flea markets! If I’m going to enjoy the things I collect, they have to be in sight making them suseptible to all kinds of animal “accidents”. I loved everybody’s comments about dusting – and you’re right – the dust doesn’t show in the pictures. Ha!
And there was the question about hanging the quilts on the wooden ladder rungs. If I owned a valuable antique quilt, I’d be worried but my quilts are run-of-the-mill, machine quilted quilts that I make for fun. There is no harm in hanging them on the ladder.
Connie will return from Florida next week so I’ll have to go back to working. It’s been fun to just sew random stuff without a deadline or a schedule. I hope there’s more time for that type of sewing in my future.