Monday, October 31, 2011

A Vintage Piece to Share

Just so I would have a little variety to show on this post, I’m including a photograph of a tatted cross.  I’ve mentioned before how my Aunt Mary had a huge impact on my love of handwork.  As far as I know, she made only one quilt, but she did beautiful work in many other crafts including tatting.  This cross is very dear to me and I had it framed several years ago.

Work continues on the 68 Hovering Hawks blocks for the Civil War Chronicles quilt.  I will be so glad when they are finished and I can work on the next set of blocks.  These little gems are 6 ½ inch square with lots of seams and directional fabric.  As I work on these blocks, I am also continuing to put together the components for my Jacob's Ladder QAL blocks leader/ender style. 


 

3 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Oh my goodness... I have one of those tatted crosses except mine has white ribbon! Is that a lavender edge on your cross? Mine's all white... purchased it at a church "rummage sale"/bazaar/lunch fund raiser in the mid-70s...

Bless you with those 6.5" hovering hawk blocks... looks great tho!

Debbie said...

Your blocks look great.....but the tatting is priceless. What a wonderful piece to have.

Denise :) said...

Love the colors of you Hovering Hawk block -- CW fabrics are *so* yummy! :)