Thursday, November 22, 2012

And the winner is.....!

As someone who rarely wins anything, I'm excited to say that I have really hit the jackpot these last few months. I found this lovely, queen-sized quilt top at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. It was folded up and stuffed on a shelf that held yards and yards of folded fabric. I had searched through those shelves earlier and didn't see it, but while I was picking through the fabric one last time I saw a sewn seam......SOLD! for $3.00! I am just thrilled that I was able to save another quilter's beautiful work:


                     Close-up shot of the center medallion.....very pretty fabric choices:


Over the summer, I purchased 1 ticket for this raffle quilt offered by our small town's Historical Society. A lovely and sweet Cathedral Window, hand sewn by another anonymous quilter. This quilt is an interesting shape, long and narrow, and looks like it might have been made to lie at the
foot of the bed as decoration. I really like the Cathedral Window design, and know that I would never take the time to make one....so I was thrilled to bring this one home to add to my collection (shown folded over at the top by about 12 inches to accommodate my wall space).


Love the sweet little windows of vintage fabrics, set in a linen-like fabric:


Quilts that are raffled off or sold at estate/yard/garage sales are just looking for the right person to take them home....and I'll continue to keep my eyes open for that opportunity ;-)


4 comments:

  1. The Cathedral Window quilt may have been made to be used when lying on a couch. My dear grandmother made herself just such a quilt when I was very little.

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  2. Patty, I left you an award on my blog, check it out when you have time.

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