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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

vintage quilt

          I dropped into a little antique/vintage shop yesterday and saw this beautiful quilt hanging on a screen. The price was right so I bought it. The stitching is so small and neat that it looks like its matchined pieced and quilted  but on taking a closer look I can see that it is all done by hand, the only machine stitching is joining the strips of diamonds. It is beautifully made and mostly in very good condition, the grey patterned diamonds next to the pink are worn and could do with replacing. I'm guessing this fabric was thinner than the rest and has therefore worn.

I have washed and dried it and now it looks brighter and fresher, I will take it over to our cottage, I need to get hold of a quilt ladder to hng it on alongside some of the older quilts that I've made.

I'm delighted with my find!



                     

                     

4 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is a wonderful find. Merry Christmas.

Flying Blind... said...

Wonderful!
Have a lovely Christmas my friend x

Amy at love made my home said...

Beautiful! Happy Christmas! xx

Just a little something from Judy said...

I would have been most happy for a find like this too. It looks so pretty and colorful! Great find!

Wishing you and your family, joy in the year ahead!