November 10, 2010

Treasures In The Attic #1

This is the first post of 4 so please stay tuned as I get the other photos ready for sharing.

I visited with my MIL last night while my hubby woked on some art pieces for a show he is doing Thanksgiving weekend. She had called and told me she had sent her grandson up in the attic earlier in the day and he had brought down 7 bags that she wanted me to help her go through. When I got over there I found out that the bags all contained fabric scraps!

Well, look what we found in one of the bags. Apparantely, her mother had also put some bags of scraps in the attic and had put these 24 9-patch blocks in with the fabric and they were forgot about!! My MIL said the best she could figure these were made 20+ years ago.

Now they belong to me and I am going to finish them into a quilt to use in our living room! Our house is built on the same spot that my hubby's grandmother's house was.

It is almost like these blocks have come home! :)

Stay tuned to see what else was in this same bag!

7 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

What a treasure, Thearica, I love finding precious stashes and dreaming projects. This contains a plethora of starter ideas! Congratulations!~!

Bluzbrod said...

Talk about serendipity!

Carin said...

What a great blocks !! This will be a lovely quilt. Can't wait to see what else is in the bag :-)

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful find!!! Yes, they are now home.

Ruby said...

Looks more like 1968 than 1988! They will make a nice scrappy quilt.

www.welovequilting.com said...

This is going to be one awesome quilt. I love scrappy quilts.

Quiltstory said...

what a great quilt! Thanks for linking up!