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 
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-


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

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

  3. pretty! and nice to know the provenance!