Beyond Measure


I found this quilt top in the bottom of a box of randomness on my mom’s third floor. She doesn’t remember where it is from. It could be a thrift store find or something someone gave her, and considering the current state of her memory, the source is probably gone for good. Regardless, I don’t need to know where it came from or its age, because I am absolutely in love with the muted colors, and the fact that it is hand stitched is just an extra bonus to me.


Here is a bit more detail for those, like myself, that are a bit disgruntled with the pretty awful picture above. What I am trying to decided is whether I want to finish this beauty or make a quilt from scratch for my first project. I tell myself it would be better to learn on one of my own. However, I do know that I am in the middle of so many other things, that starting on this one would give me something to work on now. Also being that it has been started by hand I am inclined to finish it that way, and I do so prefer hand sewing over using my machine. Hummm? I think I just answered my own question. 😊


The garden is slowly slowly coming together. We picked some oregano to dry and we are once again enjoying green beans, but best of all the apricot tree is producing and there is nothing like eating tree ripened apricots for breakfast while mowing the lawn on a quiet Saturday morning…….sigh

❤️Blessings to you and yours, Belinda


3 thoughts on “Beyond Measure

  1. Thank you for the blessings. 🙂 The top is beautiful. With the muted 9-patches and bright sashing and borders, I wonder if they are from two different eras. The blue looks mid-century, from the 1940s, perhaps. The browns look much older to me. I’m not an expert so you shouldn’t take my word for it.

    There are many people who can help you with the hand-quilting process — which batting and needles and thread to use, how to sandwich the layers, etc. So much information available on line. Lucky you!

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    • YouTube is a wealth of information. I am so thankful for all the women who take the time to make the videos and then share them, because even though I have selves of books and patterns handed down from my mother and grandmother, I find the videos much easier to follow.


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