June 26 th,Tumbling block vintage quilt

I do not own very many old quilts. One reason is .. I only have so much room in my small house, the other reason .. Often they are priced over my budget.

The quilt I am going to share today is a vintage 1930-40’s quilt. It was found while walking though a flea market with my daughter. The red caught my eye.. So I walked over to take a look ,maybe take a picture ,not even dreaming of buying it . Can you imagine that?!! Well, I didn’t have much cash in my wallet for I was only there with my daughter who was looking for boys clothes. I was more interested in watching my grandbabies. Until.. 

As I was looking at the old quilt, totally lost in all the lovely old fabric,I’m a very one tracked brain person who can get very lost in my own thoughts, when I heard this quiet voice saying ….. Here’s how that conversation went..

Ma’am,do you quilt?

A startled me.. Me? You asking if I quilt?!

Yes, you see the quilt needs some mending. The quilt was found in an attic and the mice got into it, also some staining.

Oh yes I quilt, the mice holes aren’t to bad ,it could be repair .

You would like to buy it?

Oh ,would I . It’s very beautiful. ( by now I’m holding my breath)

You can have it for $2.

2.00 dollars!! My mouth I know had to be wide open..

Yes, she sweetly reply. 

I have never pulled out $2 so fast out of my purse! 

With a kind” enjoy”,she handed me the quilt.

I rested assured her I would.

And still am! 

More lovely fabric scraps


Some repair work

Biggest stain mark..




The quilter did a stitch in the ditch around the little diamond

Whole quilt view..


Who ever the quilter, it was done beautifully.

Now for some heat loving plants . Crepe myrtles do really good in the south,as do the lantana. The last week, temperatures have been really warm in the high 90’s to low 100’s. I believe the thermometer read 104 today. These beauties love that heat while other plants back off blooming.




Have a lovely week friends, Deb

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17 thoughts on “June 26 th,Tumbling block vintage quilt

  1. KerryCan

    Oh, wow! What a great quilt and a wonderful deal! The smaller must’ve known you’d give it the perfect home. And the flaws don’t even look that bad. Did you have to do a lot of repair?

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    1. Deb Post author

      Not much ,the mice had made only small holes with the exception of one spot,where I needed to replace the diamonds. I’m amazed at how well the fabric has held up. There are a few places that will need to be handled with care . For being in a attic its in great shape.

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  2. blosslyn

    Beautiful quilt, you were lucky the red stood out and I’m sure the lady selling it knew it would go to a good home, she most likely saw the yearning in your face ๐Ÿ™‚ Plants are looking good, lovely colours ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Sheryl

    The quilt found the perfect home! It makes sense that it was made from scraps. People were so thrifty back then. I’m hoping that you do another post that shows how you repaired and refreshed the quilt.

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    1. Deb Post author

      I do have a few more small holes to repair before tackling the stains. I’m so glad the quilter used so many different scraps,it gives you more of a view of what fabric designs ,and colors were back then.

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