This is a little bit of my past that I would like to share with you. A tale of a quilt made by unknown .
When I was only 21 I was saving to travel to Europe I used to hand paint t- shirts and earrings to sell at Balmain church markets in Sydneys inner West on a Saturday morning to supplement my income . These were very popular.
This was a lovely hobby and well before my quilt making days. Mind you I always stitched and made all of my clothing from an early age.
Well one Saturday at the markets before the customers started to arrive I stopped and browsed at a neighbouring stall. This chap had everything!!! Junk everywhere, old hammers, tools, toys, shoes whatever you could imagine.
Well, up in the corner of his stall I noticed something textile and asked could I please have a look please.
I asked how much and he said $20.00. SOLD... Thank you.
Brought it home and it was the first time I had ever touched or seen a hand pieced hexagon quilt top. This quilt top must have been stitched in the 60's as the fabrics were from the late 50's and 60's. So many of the fabrics I could imagine my mum wearing dresses from that era.
What a find.