As many of you have read...I buy junk and stuff year round, but never get to it for months to come. This little work is no different. I found a box of primary colored building blocks at a church yard sale. The blocks even have the books of the Bible sharpies on the side. So, you know these little chunks of wood did good early on in life. I've kept them for about a year...and suddenly a purpose surfaced....
Mixed media collage! It has taken about three days, but, I have finished two of them. This was the first. Very folky I think!
Note the books of the Bible on the side of the block.
It kind has the maximalist feel most everything I do seems to have....junky...stuff....layers....old....
I love these type quilt tops. From what I have read...a group of friends would build a quilt together... determine a quilt block (in this case a nine patch) and each would create their block and embroider their signature in the middle. The best part is looking at the script and more importantly, reading the names.
What about this name....Chrystalia Byrd?
Love me some Goldie!
Of course, Daisy will always be a soft spot for me.
I am inclined to think this top may of been made in 1931!
And this name was my favorite...Birdie Cherry!
As a quilt whole, I can't say it is the most beautiful one visually, but the names are more than pretty. They are memorable...interesting...unique...and there is something cozy about them to me. They are warm and grandmotherly.