While out on my morning walk on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, I wandered into a crowd of people and realized it was Antiques on the Bluff today. I decided to take a look and see if there were any vintage quilts for sale.
I came across several, but none that really caught my eye. I was about to break off from the crowd and head down the steps to the beach when I realized there were a few more booths by the fountain. I'm so glad I decided to check them out because I found an amazing quilt top!
It's looks to be almost entirely made of vintage feed sacks and it's all hand stitched. It's not the sort of thing I would usually be drawn to, but I'm just crazy about it! I especially love the tiny black blanket stitching, which really makes the Dresden flowers pop.
I don't have anything to measure it with while I'm at the lake, but it looks to be a very generous full size, if not a queen. Unfortunately, that's too big for me to quilt on my domestic machine. That's OK. It's just one more reason to buy a Grace frame or a long arm. I'm slowly but surely admitting that's the next step for me as I do not like free motion quilting on a domestic machine. It's just not for me.
Any thoughts or suggestions on purchasing a frame for my Brother PQ1500s vs, taking out a loan and buying an actual long arm? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.