They took big hunks of cut-up raisin bread and poured an egg mixture over the bread, let it soak up for about twenty minutes and then baked it in the oven. It was served with butter and maple syrup and it was sooo good! It really is the only practical way to serve French toast to a crowd of fifty hungry, hungry hippos. But I forgot the camera.
So, as I promised you, we are back to the 1880's and 1900's Pennsylvannia cheddar quilts, yeay!
The stitches were so fine and even! Next was a Joseph's Coat of Many Colors.
When I looked closely, I saw several fabric designs that are being reproduced today for the historical aficionado. Click on any picture to enlarge it.
The cheddar stripe down the middle of each block really unifies all of them, just as I have done with my modern string quilts with a focus fabric. Nothing new under the sun, eh?
Next was a 25-Patch blocked quilt.
Those "sashing" rows were a bright red with cheddar and the wide border was a double-pink quilted with swags. I stared at this quilt for so long! I just couldn't take my eyes off of it, it was so beautiful.
The HST's were 1 1/4" square, gasp! This had to be my personal favorite of the show.
Next was one called, "Railroad Crossing" and it is alternately listed as "Old Italian Block."
Those alternate blocks in the above photo are a dark green small print, not black, but the cheddar background of the lattice only appeared in four of the blocks.
I especially wanted to include the next selection because it is someone's UFO, LOL!
It never did get quilted nor sandwiched. So it happened back then, too!
There were many many internal seams in this piece that showed how very precious each tiny scrap was to its maker! Here is a close up:
There are still more quilts from this show that I want to share with you tomorrow, but here is a shot of the little park where we took a shady break to eat our picnic lunch.
Felix had prepared a fresh lobster salad for us the night before and I had brought along some sweet potato chips made by UTZ. It was wonderful and very welcome to sit down, too!
And for those of you that crave those cute kitties, here they are, LOL!
|Tipper loves to pose!|