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