Tree of Birds
Another rescue quilt...I seem to be a magnet for others UFO boxes or bags. This top I feel certain was a kit and living where we do I would guess it could have come from Lee Wards in the 1950's. The previous owner had done the embroidery on the birds and pinned scrutiny in place. The quilt top was then stopped in a damp basement with the steel pins still in the cloth. When given to me it had today marks and some brown straining from the paper in which it was wrapped. Lots of lemon juice, sunlight, diluted bleach and removed most of the damage. I then sought the help of another mentor among the group of quilters at the local senior center to learn how to applique the pieces in place. Several years and I am sure millions of stitches the top was finished. The quilts at Rock River Center agreed to hand quilt my treasure and I had opportunity to stitch on it once I in awhile. This one is very special to me.