Wednesday, April 24, 2013

V is for VINTAGE

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned HERE that I had gone to a local quilt show with my hubby. It was my birthday week and so he bought me anything my heart desired. Lucky for him there wasn't much that caught my eye so he got off pretty lightly as far as shopping at quilt shows go!

What I just couldn't resist though, were old vintage blocks from one particular vendor. It was a little old husband and wife who go to estate sales/yard sales etc and buy old quilting and sewing notions along with old blocks and quilts.

I bought these blocks for $1 each...







Yes most of them are old and funny looking. Some might even say ugly! But I think I will frame them individually and hang them. Talk about Upcycling! (Did you read yesterday's post?!) Not sure if I'll quilt them or just lay them flat in frames, but they deserve to be admired in some way. Some are machine sewn, but most are hand sewn. A couple are more modern, probably from the 80's, but hey, for $1 who was I to even think twice about snapping them up?!

Then came my favorite vintage purchase, this lovely quilt top for $25...




The tag says it was a well loved quilt, now a top. I don't see signs of quilting, so maybe it was tied? It is definitely well loved - the fabrics, which I presume are 1930's, are faded, but to me they feel like your favorite pair of jeans that have been washed over and over. The blocks just make me feel tingly inside and comfortable. I think I need to turn this into an actual quilt. It's in great condition - no rips, no holes, and is actually quite sturdy.

This is it folded in quarters...


I can't decide which are my favorite blocks. I rather like these...

and these...

and this...


and this...polkadots!




Oh heck I love all of them!

5 comments:

Sylvia Ney said...

So glad I found your blog - I love the pictures! Thank you for sharing. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

Sylvia
http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

great vintage finds. happy belated birthday.

martine said...

Hi A to Z visitor here, just wanted to say that I enjoyed looking at your blog. Love the pictures of your living room, the quilt on the wall is just stunning.
thanks for sharing

JoJo said...

They are beautiful pieces for sure.

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks like you stumbled upon a good find. Enjoy.

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