Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Fool For Spools

Catchy title, huh? Yeah, I think it's pretty cheesy too! What can I say, I'm from the midwest ;0) Since I am soooooo busy on the Masterpiece block, (which by the way, I am loving every minute of), I really have nothing to show you that I have accomplished. After reading about Linda's recent find of wooden spools, I thought I would share mine. I can't give a date on these, though now I am curious and will probably spend some time researching them. If anyone out there has any idea, please let me know. I can't even tell you where I got them as I have had them forever.

I also enjoy quilt blocks using the spools theme. This little wall hanging was made by a lady in my guild. Her name is Lillian and she moved to Iowa. Never have I known such a sweeter soul.
This next block is from the friendship quilt hanging on the wall in my sewing room. I've shown you the quilt, but here is a close up of the block. Carrie, the maker of the block, used a different fabric in the middle of the spool to make it look like thread. I love this block.
Ok, so my photography skills are not exactly perfected. If you squint your eyes it might come into focus. *g*
In going with the antique theme, I also have this needle book from England. It is in good condition on the outside, but the inside has been well loved and most of the needles are gone. I especially like the little remarks under each set of specific needles telling what they are for and describing them.

And lastly I will share my vintage fabrics. I really like the pink one, but the blue, not so much. The pink one has a feedsack quality to it. I assume these are from the 40's. They got a little gawdy during that period, bringing in larger scale prints than what was previously popular in the 30's.

Thanks for stopping by. I am off to refill my coffee cup and pick up my needle.


Linda said...

Great spools Bren, I thought I'd done well with my little Coats and Clark spools but those are so much older. No idea how old though.

Darlene said...

Love all the spools, Bren!

Quilting Mama said...

I remember all those things! What a fun way to tie them all together.

Guðrún said...

I love the picture of the sewing women.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Love the spools quilts, especially the way Carried has used a different fabric for the middle. The picture of the ladies sewing looks very interesting....please tell us about it!