Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flea Market Find

I love going to flea markets!!! This past week was no exception. They are always so full of so much fun stuff that has so much potential.

This is my find!!! Isn't it amazing! I can not believe that i walked past it once without seeing it.




The price was amazing and it is in pretty great condition. A few marks and a stain but i think i can take care of those. Anyone have any tips or hints on cleaning old quilts?




What struck me the most about it was the simple colors. It is vintage but the colors are so modern. It is all hand pieced and hand quilted with such tiny tiny stitches. I love it!!!



Leslie

14 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That's a beautiful find! I wonder what the name of the pattern is.

jlk said...

It's a Drunkard's Path, isn't it? I would use Oxyclean. That stuff works miracles.

ktquilts said...

Amazing find!!!! Enjoy!!!

Blessings,

KT

tara said...

Very nice. I love the orange.

Catherine said...

What a great find! I'm impressed with the vibrancy of the orange!

Nanci said...

I love this. Of course Orange says it all...Happy, happy. How could anyone get rid of such a lovey item? Oh it was scheduled for you to pick up...karma..

Hollie said...

Oh wow! It's gorgeous! Great find!

tarabu said...

When I was a kid that was called the Oregon Trail block - I guess any destination would do! I've had good luck washing vintage quilts in a home washer, warm water on the gentlest cycle available. I dissolve a 1/4c. baking soda in the warm water first then soak the quilt and make sure it gets an extra rinse. Grandma's Secret Spot remover is also a great name-brand product, although I would recommend spot-testing it on the back prior to treating a primary area on the front.

Anne-Marie said...

Whoop whoop! Great find, perfect colors and snuggles for fall =)

T.J. said...

hi hi Leslie!! I miss visiting here regularly- soon soon enough though :) I am flat out envious of that quilt- so perfectly orange!!!!! NO tips on how to freshen it up, but I know you're a wiz and will have it all spiffy in no time :)

happy fall!!

XOXO

Melody said...

I think it IS Drunkard's Path pattern - I have a similar quilt, but red & white that I inherited from a great aunt - and it's one of my favorites! This one is beautiful -

Emily said...

Wow! That is an amazing find! I am in love with it and am totally jealous!!

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

What a great find!

Kristin said...

Gorgeous!

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