Tuesday, April 5, 2011
FROM SAMOA WITH LOVE!
It's very bright in real life, as most quilts are. The top measures about 46" which is perfect for a lap quilt. I am going to quilt it at the cottage I think.
This little bag has such a history. It was 50 years and counting when I took it apart on the weekend to make another for my mother who has cherished it for that long.
She bought this original in Tortola, BVI, where she had her beach bar. Ah, those were the days, sipping pina coladas, watching sunsets from Cane Garden Bay...but I digress.
Originally the bags, made of heavy canvass came from Britain. Very very sturdy fabric which says it all. Anyway, my mother found a sailmaker in Tortola, had him make hundreds of these bags alone with about five
other designs and sailors who visited just couldn't