I've been on the lookout for quilts recently. It's a lazy, gray, rainy day here at home so I pulled the quilts out to look them over.
I love old quilts. I've never quilted but admire this kind of handiwork and skill so much; it takes more patience than I have, for sure. Here's some of the ones I've found:
I think this one is my favorite. It's not big, about 50" x 50" so my guess is it was made as a buggy lap quilt. Lots of different fabrics, and in very good condition.
A standard pattern, just squares joined together, making use of the scraps in the bag.
Thirty-two separate squares, a project someone started but didn't finish. I love the vintage fabrics in these.
This yoyo coverlet was a pretty cool find! Very good condition. Like many of these, this quilt has no backing, and was made to be used over a blanket or sheet, mainly for show, I'd think.
Bowtie pattern, but it terrible condition. I will be cutting this one and framing pieces of it, the best use I can make of it as it is. I can't even trim off the bad to make a smaller quilt.
I found two nicely embroidered bird quilts. One has a variety of birds and their names, with a pretty border.
The other has the state birds--but there are only 49 states, so apparently this was made before Hawaii became a state.
This one we use on our bed. Pretty fan pattern, a little damage on the edges, but for $5.00 I think it was worth the price.
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