Monday, May 11, 2009

Quilting Find!!!

It's gorgeous isn't it? A weekend or so ago i was out with my mom, aunt, sister and Avery. We walked into an antique shop and right away i saw it sitting folded so nicely on a chair at the back of the shop. My heart did a little flip and the palpitations started.
It was love at first sight. Hand pieced and sewn...nearly queen size. Amazing in every way.
I have been dreaming of finding something like this every time i walk through the doors of a second hand or antique shop. I did not buy it right away...but days later i could not get it out of my head so Chris got out of work early and we drove to the shop and made it mine. A special mother's day gift.

There was only a little light to take pictures in. I was trying to air it out and get some good pictures. Every time i look at it I see a new flower that i did not see the time before that I love more than the last.
There are lots of feed sack and old vintage fabrics. I was told that as best she knew it was made in the 40's or 50's. Right now it is in my bedroom, draped over a quilt rack. I fold it and unfold it in various ways so i can see different fabrics.
It must have taken the person who made it forever to make. Look at the binding, scalloped around all the little hexagons, hand sewn and perfectly folded to make little corners at each one.

Thanks for indulging all the pictures. My family has already been subjected to folding and unfolding and fabric loving and random giggling because of the sheer thrill of it...even my dad. I probably should not love a thing this much but it sure is saving me some time since i just recently began hand making little hexagons just like these myself.
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13 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

And what a steal it was, wasn't it? Maybe someday I'll find a treasure...maybe with Frank's help. What do you think Leslie? Dad tells me Frank has a bag of fabric, not necessarily all old, but fabric nonetheless. Maybe it can make it to the house this week.

Leslie said...

oooh don't tease!!! it sounds like a goody bag to me

Laura for the Baillies said...

i LOVE it! i totally understand the infatuation :) very happy for you!

Colleen said...

Soooo pretty. I can't wait to come visit so I can look at all of them.

Brown Family Blog said...

oh Lez, it is beautiful. It's amazing how much work that must have taken. Wow!

Tania said...

Oh, I have so, so much to learn! That is one seriously beautiful quilt!

randi---i have to say said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I am in love with that quilt! I love the green background. What a great find!

Clint, Meredith and Soren said...

Leslie, it is so fun to see your passion shine through your writing about this quilt! I miss you! I showed the photos of Mitch and Avery from the ice pop place to my mom tonight. After her mouth quit hanging open, she raved about how gorgeous they are and reminisced about the last time she saw Avery at just a few months of age.

Teri said...

Soooooo beautiful! I'm surprised you waited to buy it. It must have been torture walking away from it!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

This quilt is an absolute treasure!
What a find! It is stunning.

Rita
Red Pepper Quilts

MaryMary said...

Oh my--I love, love, love it! What a lucky mom you are...it's such a happy quilt!

Melissa said...

I'm squealing with delight!! Lovely---I'm sure it's even more exquisite in person.

susan said...

such a find!!! what a beauty, and i agree about the time it took. holy moly that binding!!! i love the colors and i didnt mind a hoot the number of pix, i loved them!
i was at the antique mall tonight and saw a gorgeous quilt......$475! ack, no!

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