Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Speechless?

Do not ask me how I am lucky enough to have found another gorgeous quilt this year. I will not be able to tell you the answer. We just seem to keep finding each other.

I wish I could find a time of day to get a better photo of the whole quilt for you.
Look at all the gorgeous little prints.
Pink and greens
And purples and blues
and red and white.

Love.

This one is in amazing condition. It seems like it has never been washed. No real stains to note, only one or two open seams.

But it is a bit of a mystery.

It was quilted with a machine zig zag stitch. The fabrics seem 1930/1940 to me, with no hint of the 1950's, but machine zig zagging is a late 1950's/early 1960's invention for the home sewer as far as I understand it.

Maybe it was just quilted many years later?

We all know how easily that can happen. :-)

27 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I love how the blocks are set, very unique.

    Molly

    ps, hope you aren't so itchy today!

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  2. I love that pattern! Its so simple and so cute. Its so so lovely and the fabric is great. What a great find. I Will have to print it out and put it in my ideas book. Its sooo darling.

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  3. I don't know how you find so many quilts. It's amazing! I never find them. Love this one. The prints and pattern are too cute.

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  4. wow! some of those fabrics look just like the aunt grace reproduction line and the other current repro fabrics.

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  5. It's gorgeous! You've had a lucky year for quilts! Hope you're feeling more comfortable.

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  6. YAY you! What wonderful hands for a quilt to find itself in! I wish I knew anything about them-I guess just appreciating them is ok, right? Hope you're feeling much better! xo-Mel

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  7. Very cool, did you see the one I got? It's not in good condition but still lovable non the less.

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  8. Wow! That is pretty!
    Love all those happy little prints.

    Hope you're feeling better. :)

    Kimberly

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  9. It's me again. I am going to post some better pictures of my quilt. I know at this point it's just a cutter quilt. Do you think it's worth anything for retail sale?
    Thank you so much for your time.

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  10. For having such a horrible junking year you sure have found a bunch of beautiful quilts. Maybe the junking is the same but your more selective now???

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  11. I am so jealous~ I keep getting quilts that ate in terrible shape. You lucky duck!!!

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  12. It's beautiful! I love how it is set on point. Gives it motion. It almost looks like a whirly gig to me. Oh, I need to write up a pattern like this!! Love it!! Thatnks for sharing!

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  13. Are you still soliciting questions? Here's mine: How many quilts are you up to these days? This one is another great one - and I think your theory is on the mark.

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  14. SERIOUSLY! I am green! Green with envy!!!
    It's absolutely gorgeous!
    You deserve finding a treasure like that when you went out with the symptoms you had. Hope you're doing better.

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  15. WOW! You did it again.

    My grandmother made a quilt from her mother-in-law's scraps - so it's possible the whole quilt was made later with fabrics from an earlier time.

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  16. OH MY GAWD! How gorgeous is that?!?! I'm so jealous! I saved your post and will have to make a "repro" one of those myself!!! :) ~Jessica

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  17. How heavenly! I adore the fabric and the pattern is a wonderful one that I don't see a lot of around.

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  18. oh my! you are so lucky! this is beautiful.

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  19. Oh the quilt is beautiful. I never find things like that! The only quilts I seem to find are the ones that are about 5 years old and made in china and damaged so much I wouldn't let the dog lie on them!

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  20. One day I want to go thrifting/yard sale-ing with you!

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  21. Sarah = Quilt Queen.
    Mazel tov!

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  22. Wow, lucky, lucky, YOU!
    It's beautiful and I'm jealous!

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  23. oooh that is a lucky find!

    Maybe the maker of this quilt was the queen of the UFO's like I am LOL.

    Hey, I found another set of vintage canisters. Check my blog and see if they are the kind you're looking for.

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  24. Wow Sarah! That quilt's awesome! You seem to have the midas touch for finding great quilts!

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  25. i have been looking at your blog with my mouth hanging wide open...i CANNOT believe the gorgous quilts that you have found! oh the jelousy!! i will defitnitly be coming back to gawk some more! congrats on all your finds!

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