Thursday, November 2, 2023

Pretty Ladies

I have been glaringly absent and will try to catch you up later on the things I was working on when I stopped blogging.  But in the meantime, I need help! 

Sometimes you just stumble across things that beg you to take them home and finish them. Today is one of those days.  I bought these from a lady who said she bought them 30 years ago and never had time to do anything with them.  I hope I am the one to bring them to the finish line!

How would you finish these if you were me?  There are so many options!  Here is what I have.  I am only showing a small portion.   I have twenty blocks.  Ten of the blocks are a maiden done with one type of fabric and the other ten with the same fabric only the maiden is faced the opposite direction.  I am not sure if these are authentic 1930's fabrics or 30's reproductions.     

Would you frame them?  Sash them?  Put them in a setting with every other block being something else?  Break them up and make smaller wall hangings rather than a quilt?  What do you envision?

I will probably need to gently clean them as well as they are rather dirty.

Here is one fabric I auditioned for potential sashing but I think it's a bit dark and overpowers the light colors of the ladies dresses.  What do you think?

I am anxiously awaiting your input!