Quest For Freedom, 51″ x 57″, required some creativity in photography because I wanted to show you my kitchen cupboards, built in the 30’s with a very low countertop due to the short stature of the lady living here at the time.
The quilt is a beloved 9 patch in a diagonal medallion layout. Note the reverse “negative” blocks – which are difficult to see without viewing the quilt as a whole – you’ll have to look on page 52. The border has 4 patch blocks on the diagonal as the final round of the quilt making this quilt a nice twist on the common 9 patch block.
The wooden ladder was used for years in our booth at shows and now it holds quilts on the rungs and is rested on the railing in the loft. Yes, this is a big house and I love it!
I raised my camera to that beam above that displays all the white ironstone pitchers so you could make the connection to Day 9. This is that pass-through room to the piano room that used to be the dining room. As I took the picture the French doors to the piano room were right behind me.
And if you look carefully in the first photo you will see this small display of glass salt and pepper shakers and butter pats above the counter top. Look for the red flower to find the location. Why do I like these little things so much? Someone asked me about dusting all this stuff – it is never all dusted at the same time but over the course of a year, I suppose, everything gets dusted at least once.
And this is Bella who was here last weekend and who went home yesterday. This morning Biscuit and Sassy arrived and Bentley is coming on Friday. As Becky commented, “Never a dull moment!”
P.S. Jane Dumler – my organ has a very interesting past story and the owners documented the trip to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1977 when it was leased for $1.00 for a month. It is an Epworth Organ by the Williams Organ Co.