Or maybe I should say Quilts New & Old? Regardless...let's look at some quilts that are new to the household over the past few days!
This morning, I got the cheddar quilt put together!
And I'm glad. I love the graphic nature. While I was making it, I was pondering hand quilting it....but, the more I pressed those seams, it may just make a trip thru the Bernina for some diagonal crosshatching.
A new quilt made to look old! It will be bound in the cheddar...washed and puckered and will be good to go!! I do have one last 'kit' available for this, sans the Antique Quilts magazine. Moda fabrics for the top and binding. $54.99 shipped. Just email me if you're interested in making your own cheddar quilt!
Friday there was an estate sale in town and the email flash I got about it said "Calling All Quilters". Well..that of course piques my interest, but these estate sales are the type that you need to get in line. Early. In the morning. To get a number to gain entry in to the house. It started Friday. Friday morning. When I had to be at work. *SIGH* Dang it! I sat at my desk all day wondering what would be left, figured probably nothing much, but decided to drive over after work. And I found a couple things! Some I will share on Thrifty Thursday, but the quilts I will share now!
First I found this quilt top draped over the arm of a chair, and could hardly believe my eyes.
I have been to several of these particular style estate sales and never have spied a quilt block, let alone a top or a quilt. Even though they advertise that they are there. Just never been my luck I suppose. But Friday I was in luck.
Granted there are some 'condition problems', as they would say on the Antiques Roadshow. But I was willing to overlook them. I'm hopeful this stain, which is along a fold, will come out. I took it out to share with my pal, Twyla, this morning, and she does think it will come out.
Isn't it lovely? Lemoyne Stars. Hand pieced and then the blocks are set together by machine. I loved that yellow plaid! My plan is to quilt it...and if that staining doesn't come out, I will just overdye it in tan Rit dye and go with it. I'm easy that way! ;o)
I thought it was a deal at $20. My first real 'vintage' quilt! And I love how the quilter 'made do' and added a rectangle of a different blue to finish the border. My kinda gal!
Then I moved down to the basement at this house and spotted this tucked in a dresser drawer.
OMGosh I was in love. A red, green & gold applique quilt! Again, with 'condition problems'...this one has some big issues, but again, I was willing to overlook them!
This was definitely a well-loved and used quilt! There is one tear in the top that I will mend by hand. It's very small. The backing is disintegrating. It's hand appliqued and obviously has age, but at some point it was machine quilted. Pantograph style. But not recent. So again, Twyla and I were trying to figure out a method to the quilter's madness, and ways to salvage this lovely quilt. Do I leave it as is and just fold it up and enjoy it? Do I slowly pick out the pantograph quilting....and give it a new batting and backing and quilt it again? Maybe. The quilting is already coming out in areas. Of course this would be a long-term project, because I'm really not that excited about sitting and picking out tons of quilting!! So we'll see. Maybe I'll remove the quilting as it chooses to come undone, and one day it will all be out!
Again...I thought this was a deal...
$20....for a real true vintage applique quilt! The second in my collection! ;o)
I love how the green is now a teal-ish color...
love the fading!
Quilts New & Old! I love them all!!
If you have any suggestions for the cleaning and stain removal, I'd sure love to hear from you!
Hope you're having a wonderful Monday! I'm going to sit and knit for a bit and ponder the next quilt to start!