October 16, 2012

Two Color Quilt Treasures

I took a break from quilting yesterday...well sort of.  I had a client pick up a finished quilt, delivered another and began to load yet another...but when i was out and about, i could not help but slip into a couple antiques shops.  Look what i found!!  It's just the top, all hand pieced but beautifully done and it's actually quite 'square'.  i won't be able to quilt this anytime soon but can't wait for that day!   Oh, and the price i paid... $25.  I have no idea the age of this quilt, but it is very very clean and no stains at all.
How should i quilt this?


 Here's another quilt top i purchase this past summer at the same antique shop.  i paid $15 for this one.  It is all hand pieced and was pretty dirty...so i sprayed the stains and yes, i threw it in the washer and dryer...i was afraid i'd pull it out of the washer to find only a ball of threads...nope, it looks beautiful!
 It's not quite as 'square' as the red quilt but i can work with it.  You will notice on the left edge, star points...can you see the stars?  Three of the edges have star points but the top edge has an extra row. My friend Cindy suggested i just remove it.  She's so smart!  To quilt this one, i'll probably enhance the stars somehow...do you have any ideas??



8 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have found those!! Quilts in antique stores me command a Kings Randsom!!

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  2. What a wonderful find. I don't have a clue as to how you could quilt them but I do know that however you quilt them they will look amazing.

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  3. Beautiful quilts! Can't wait to see them quilted!

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  4. Oh wow I wish we had shops like that here in NZ....happy quilting these....when you get time!

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  5. I see the red one with a big swirly circle in the white center and then a loop going from the outside edge in on the white triangles. I love that one. Maybe with some deep golden yellow colored thread? The blue one has me stumped, but I always love baptist fans or clamshells on old tops. I did clean a vintage top by folding it on top of a white sheet in the bathtub, filling with water and dawn dishwashing liquid, I also thought about baby shampoo and then mashing on it in the tub and draining and rinsing a couple times and lifting it out with the sheet and drying it over the porch railing. I love quilts that are old and not quite square. Next time, we need to shop at your antique store!

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  6. How nice to find such lovely quilt tops, and for that price! They will look great when you finish them.

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  7. Love, love, love that red quilt! I am green with envy! I am certain after you get done working magic with it, it will be even more beautiful.

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