Sunday, July 18, 2010

Antique Quilts

Look what I saw this year at the "old quilts for sale booth"!!! After doing the quiltalong it was so nice to see the quilt that started it all. Bonnie and I determined that the original quilt maker probably did set it seams. She sure did a nice job.





I went back after lunch and really wanted to purchase this quilt but the seller wouldn't go down to a price that I was willing to pay. If it is there next year I'll try again!!!


I was really intrigued by this applique quilt. It reminds me of a dandelion. Does anybody know what the pattern name is? Not only was the applique fantastic but the quilting was pretty amazing too!!



I guess dandelions don't have buds so that shoots down that idea.
I'll leave you with some gorgeous eye candy and the next time I'll show you what we purchased.



29 comments:

  1. Too bad you couldn't purchase the CC&C quilt! It is amazing! It would be neat to have some more antique quilts, but the one I have is a family heirloom, so I am happy with that.

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  2. I would really like to purchase a DWR from the US and I see some in your pictures, can they be bought via the net?

    You might get it next year.

    cheers
    Christine

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  3. I enjoyed seeing the original Cheddar Cheese and Cracker quilt. Hopefully it'll be there when you go back. The "dandelion" quilt is fabulous. All those tiny flower pieces! I like the one with the diamonds, too. So mahy pretties here!

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  4. How cool that you saw the original! I had more fun making mine than most projects this year. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Wish it could have been yours.

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  5. That is too bad that they couldn't come down in the price. Fingers cross for next year. All those quilts are just wonderful especially the Dandelion quilt.

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  6. Oh Lori you've got to be kidding me?! Oh lordy bee you should have sent us all a note. I sure would have chipped in so you could have that. Seriously. Gosh I'm so bummed you didn't get but I'm so THRILLED you were able to see CC&C.

    Would you look at that quilting? Wish my quilting wasn't whacked, wish I got my cheddar squares right. Guess I'll have to make another. Oh my...

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  7. Too bad you couldn't purchase the quilt. I have found that the antique quilts at shows are premium prices. I saw a shredded quilt top from the Civil War area at the Houston show many years ago for $800.
    I have never seen anything like the "Dandelion" applique quilt. Very unusual.

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  8. Fantastic quilts, thanks for sharing. Sorry you weren't able to get that quilt...this year. Maybe next year.

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  9. either way you have the photos and your lovely creation, it was very nice they let you take them.

    I have been trying to find an older quilt top to hand quilt and even gave one dealer all my info and never heard back. Maybe they jut like holding onto what they have?

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  10. Very cool quilts! I love the flowering one too, but have no idea what it is called. I wish now I would've joined y'all for CC&C's! How fun to find the inspiration! I'm hoping it is there next year too and they are willing to deal. ;-)

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  11. Wow, those quilts were all gorgeous. I hope the CC&C quilt is there next year and will become yours.

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  12. Great quilt photos...haven't seen that dandelion pattern before...very nice!

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  13. Lovely eye candy- thanks Lori- hope the quilt is their for you next year.
    I have never seen anything like the dandelion quilt before.

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  14. Sorry you didn't get your price for the quilt you wanted so badly. This is something I must remember when I sell my own....every quilt has it's price and it is just how bad does the purchaser want it. I'm not saying this to be mean or ugly...but recently learned so much from other bloggers giving advice about a quilt's worth and what a person is willing to pay. It would have been nice of her to ask for your phone so if it didn't sell and later down the road if she still had it she could have called you to haggle the price more. Was it ridiculously expensive? It really does look like it should be YOURS!!

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  15. A real treat - the most unusual "dandelion" quilt in particular. Great to see the CCC quilt too - shame that the pricing was not in your favour.

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  16. have been out getting bits of yardwork done and then collapsing in the cool house for several hours after so am behind on my visiting . . .

    loving this post so full of antique wonders and it must have been pretty fabulous to see the original CC&C quilt "in the cloth"~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  17. Definetly fabulous eye candy. Thank you for sharing!!

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  18. you made my day.
    I have seen something similar to the dandelion quilt in one of my books, let me look thru them and get back to you.
    hopefully it will come to me
    its beautiful.
    oh I am sorry the price wasn't right you deserve to own that quilt!
    Kathie

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  19. Wow! Fancy seeing the CC & C quilt. What a shame it was not a reasonable price for you. I love that applique flower, so unusual.

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  20. That quilt should have been yours. Too bad the seller didn't want to come down in price. If the maker of the original did do set in seams you are brilliant for figuring out how to do it without them.

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  21. Thank you for taking us along!
    Eye-candy, indeed!
    I am fascinated by the quilting...

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  22. What a shame you didn't get the quilt at your price, if the quilt is there next time, maybe the price will be lower.
    I loved seeing the quilts, I'd have loved to have been there more.

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  23. Wow - wow - what beautiful quilts!! Too bad the cheddar quilt was so pricey. The "dandelion" quilt is so very interesting. Let us know if you track down a pattern! How I wish I could visit the "old quilts for sale booth" with you. :0)

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  24. Delicious - I can never get enough of vintage quilts *S*

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  25. That dandelion quilt is utterly unique, isn't it...what state do you suppose that is from?

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  26. I'm sorry the dealer didn't want to make the sale. That cheddar quilt should be yours!
    I haven't seen anything like the Dandelion quilt. Maybe the maker drew up her own design? It might be fun to make one block going from the pic and use it as a medallion center or doll quilt? It's very unique and eye catching!
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful quilts. :)

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  27. Hi -
    don't know how I missed this wonderful post - what amazing antique quilts. I love the dandelion one - that heavy quilting on these old ones really make my heart beat faster.

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  28. The red flowers look like thistles to me. The leafs are what told me.
    Darlene

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  29. The dandelion is Brackman applique #33.62 Chrysthanthemum from the Arkansas Quilt Book

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