A Wonderful weekend…

in Boston.  A couple of weekends ago we loaded up the car, dropped Gracie off and the kennel and headed south to Beantown.  We were going to visit our daughter Elizabeth and spend the day wandering around Boston and seeing the Red Sox.

Our first stop was the Quincy Market – we went for a walk around the business district.  Had to get our steps in for the day.

Elizabeth and me in Quincy Market

Elizabeth and me in Quincy Market

Our next stop was the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to see the Pilgrim/Roy Collection of antique quilts.  The quilts were amazing!!!  I had a wonderful time looking at them and getting inspired once again to go home and make quilts.  Here are a few of my favorites from the collection.

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Four Poster quilt - this was made to fit a 4 poster bed.

Four Poster quilt – this was made to fit a 4 poster bed.

Baltimore Album

Baltimore Album

I love the half blocks on the sides - you almost never see this in quilts made today.

I love the half blocks on the sides – you almost never see this in quilts made today.

Star details

Star details

border - love it!

border – love it!

love the simplicity of the design and the amazing quilting.

love the simplicity of the design and the amazing quilting.

When you think about the fact that most of these quilts were made in the 1800’s – they were hand pieced, machine pieced and hand quilted.  There were no rotary cutters, none of the tools that we use today to make our quilts complete.  It was wonderful to be able to see these quilts in person.  They were displayed in a way that allowed you to really see the details and the workmanship of the quilts. We had a lovely light lunch at the museum and then continued our Boston fun.

We headed back to our hotel to relax for a bit before dinner and the game.  It was so nice to spend time with Elizabeth – we had a cocktail and a cheese and fruit platter and wonderful silly conversation.  I tried a Moscow Mule and I just might have to purchase some of these fun copper cups and have a Moscow Mule Party.

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

Dinner was early and Garrett – (Elizabeth’s boyfriend) joined us at Stephanie’s on Newbury.  We had a very nice dinner and then walked to the park.

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

The Red Sox won the game that evening- we had a wonderful time and then went back to our hotel for a nightcap and some more conversation.  Overall the day was relaxed, fun and exciting.  Boston is a wonderful city – it is easy to get around and it has always been one of my favorite places to spend a day.

We were up early the next morning so that we could pick Gracie up at the kennel.  Gracie was very happy to see us and to be home and Chuck and I were happy to be home as well.

I will post more pictures from the museum tomorrow – there are some more amazing quilt to see.

Have a nice day,

 

Be Kind…

Faith

 

 

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