Welcome to the Quilting Board!
This might be too nosey but will ask anyways! Where in the UP are you? I live in the UP full time. I bought an old treadle to take out to camp but still haven't cleaned it etc. I live in Newberry.
Hi Monica, Yes, I stitched the quilt block completely by hand. Long story short, a long time ago I took a quiltmaking class at the Cotton Patch. It was a class on Quiltmaking by Hand, from start to finish, the old fashioned way. I found it very relaxing and enjoyable.
Janice, Did you look up the history on your Deocrah Posten?
Here is some interesting trivia taken from http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/pubs/nas/...27/vol27_5.htm
"In the 1890s, Decorah-Posten also arranged with a sewing machine manufacturer to sell his product under the name Husvennen (The Friend of the House). Through what likely was one of the most original offers ever made by a newspaper, a person could receive Decorah-Posten for one year and a sewing machine at a bargain price of $22.25. Women referred to Husvennen, which the paper sold for many years, as “the Decorah-Posten sewing machine.” They ordered needles and parts under that designation."
Ok, I re-sized the last 3 blocks that have not been posted here . . . now I will post them. First is Martha's block - Miriam's sister! This was a fun block to quilt! I love the fabric she used!
Next is Janis! She appliqued these little fish! Such a neat job! She did a school of fish! I quilted the fish with stitch in the ditch! I hope you aren't mad at me Janis! You did such a great job with the needle turn!
Last edited by BoJangles; 06-21-2012 at 08:51 AM.