Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Perfect Timing

It always amazes me when you happen
to be at the right place at the right time.

I'm not a person who generally believes in luck.
I tend to think that things happen for a reason.

But what about the person who happens to buy the 
one lottery ticket that is the jackpot?
Luck or purpose?

No, I didn't win the lottery or a new car.
No, I didn't win an all expenses paid vacation to Paris
And no, I didn't even get a free lunch.

Instead I happened to get this.
I happened to be at a place where a person
was wanting to sell this and I overheard the 
conversation.  
I casually introduced myself and
in a few minutes exited with this one of a kind quilt top.

The price was perfect.
The hand piecing is perfect.
The fabrics are delightful 30's prints.

I would love to hand quilt it someday. Yes, someday.

The seller was able to tell me about the maker, 
her great aunt who had a millinery shop in Creede, Co
in 1895 during the silver boom.
No wonder the stitching is wonderful.

 What about the edge?
It would definitely be a Challenge, with a capital C,
to bind!

So was I lucky today or was this quilt suppose to
come home with me?
Either way this is truly a beautiful and remarkable quilt.
Until Next Time-

4 comments:

  1. Given the rescue work you've done on quilts, I'd call this kismet! Looking forward to seeing this in 3D.

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  2. Awesome!!! It is beautiful!

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  3. It's lovely! Are you going to bring it to work tomorrow for show-n-tell?

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  4. pretty! and nice to know the provenance!

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