Saturday, June 18, 2011
FRUGAL GRANNY: Antique Quilt Top Finds
I picked up 3 antique quilt tops from a garage sale this morning and only paid $5 each! These were all hand pieced by the woman's mother-in-law and her mother. I cannot believe she would part with them and at such a low price, but who am I to argue with the woman??
This first one is the smallest. It is a throw size quilt (roughly 60x42) and is Mark's favorite. I will quilt this up and keep for myself.
It is very colorful and most of the fabric is the old feed sacks. I took a close up of some of my favorite designs.
I have found no stains or holes (as of yet)in this top.
It is absolutely gorgeous!
This second quilt is a bit larger, approximately 76x84.I think it looks nice. Mark doesn't like the large empty spaces, but I said that was for the hand quilters to put pretty designs. I am not a hand quilter, but am thinking of doing some redwork type embroidery in the large blocks.
The last quilt is a 16 patch set off with blue blocks.
It is about a 78x66 size.
I haven't found any stains on this one yet.
And I plan, again, on doing some kind of redwork embroidery in the large empty blocks. Maybe I'll do a design in gold to match the 16 patch blocks.
These last two I will finish up and donate to charity. This year my quilt group (the Calico Cabin Quilter's Sew-ciety) are giving to an orphanage.
But then again, I will probably make at least one quilt for the Joplin survivors. I might send these to Joplin and make fun quilts for the orphanage. When I get these done, I will update the post. :)