Sunday, October 17, 2010
What a Co-inky-dink!
A couple of years ago before I started the Guatemala Bound project, I bought a few vintage quilt tops on ebay. I still consider myself a fairly new longarm quilter, and I was looking for some tops to practice with. I bought maybe eight scrappy tops during that time. One day I saw this top and was particularly attracted to it. I paid attention to the bidding, and submitted the winning bid with only seconds to go. About 10 minutes later, I received an email from Jeanie, a friend in Anchorage. 'Did you just buy a quilt top on ebay?' She had recognized my ebay userid. She was bidding to buy the same top! What are the odds of that? Later in the year, I quilted the top, then sent her the quilt for Christmas. That's Jeanie above with the quilt.
Here's another of the vintage tops that I quilted. This one went to my friend Pat in Anchorage. I'm still a sucker for log cabins.