These little quilts are each about 16″ square and are made entirely of scraps – one quilt is Broken Dishes pattern and the other is a simple 4 patch block. We wanted these little gems to look like doll quilts from the Civil War era so when they were finished we aged them in a coffee bath and after drying, we used a candle to scorch and even burn holes and corners of the quilt. I took close-ups of the scrorched areas for an up close and personal look. Of course, be careful when burning the quilt with a candle and know that the scorching is optional.
That concludes the house/quilt tour with the exception of 2 quilts still at Martingale. It’s been a fun activity for me, too, and I have loved hearing from you. I am not very social on a daily basis except for “talking” to you guys so thank you. I will continue to blog and have a terrific Colton story to tell you. My van is going to the dealer for work – the sliding door motor went out and the door will not open or close! This happened when we went to Mpls. on a day when the wind chill in the parking lot was about 30 below and we were stuck in a van with a door that was stuck open and that would not close. And being in Mpls on a Sunday afternoon, nobody would help us. Now, that’s a story in itself.