|Maggie Ola on right (ca 03-05)|
|Holding daughter Sue, 1920|
She made this crazy quilt in the 50s. As the story goes, she had a brand spanking new sewing machine that did all sorts of almost unheard of stitches. So she did what any of us would, she made a crazy quilt.
The quilt is a mixture of machine stitches and some very good hand stitches. It is lined with some really heavy olive green satin. It isn't as ornate as a 100 year old quilt, but it's hers, and now mine, and it inspires me. I didn't even know it existed until a couple of years ago, long after my own love of crazy quilting emerged. I guess that means I've come full circle. Lesson four: follow the beat of your own drummer, and remember, it's not always a completely new beat.
Maybe I'll start collecting canes...