With the arrival of this good ol gal, I can learn to play and one day acquire my grandfathers squeeze box and carry on a folk tradition not only of quilting, but of playing an instrument of the people. My mother has a beautiful German Button Box which belonged to her father and she has tempted me with it by saying whoever learns to play it, can have it. However, I sheepishly say I have been too conscientious to take it with the promise that I'll learn to play it. When would I have the time? And, doesn't it sound good regardless of if it's played correctly or not? (lol) I have great memories of hearing my grandpa play as a youngster and then later, also with his cousin (?) singing and playing along to a real phonograph as we ate borscht. Now this didn't happen all that often, the borscht was a singular experience I had as a teenager that has always stayed with me... going super old school in a double-wide on the coast of Oregon. Love it.
The quilt our accordion is resting on is a newbie. Fresh off the press. I took a two of this style to Scout Living, in a Throw (40"x60") and an XL Throw (60"x80"). The XL Throw is a new size we are adding to our repertoire. It would make a fantastic coverlet for a Twin, Full, or Queen, but not as long or wide as our bed quilts. Also great as a couch throw for cuddling up or gussying up the couch. I also made a meditation quilt in this design (32"x32") which will get posted on Etsy.