Friday, July 22, 2011

Sisters Antique Quilt and Winner!

Here is my purchase from Sisters on the day of the show. It is a top with a mix of fabric, predominately double pink and Lancaster blue.


The border print really caught my eye.
I can't seem to find much information on this border as far as what it is called and approximate year. Any clues on that would be appreciated.


Do you see the outermost border? It looks like drapery fabric and I'm sure it was added on at a later date.

I need to try and clean it up a bit but the piecing is very good and it lays nice and flat. It's got great fabric in it.

Thank you all who entered into my giveaway! I really wish I had something for everyone. It was fun to visit many new-to-me blogs. Please feel free to leave a comment any time. I love hearing from you!
The winner of the book and little quilt is Pam from Just Me. Please check out her blog too. She does wonderful quilts and has quite a green thumb!! Pam, please send me an email and I'll get your package ready to mail.

36 comments:

  1. Congrats to Pam! Love the quilt you bought - what a great find!

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  3. Beautiful quilt and wonderful fabrics, great find.
    Congratulations to Pam!

    Debbie

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  4. I would love to have many yards of that border fabric on your purchased quilt. Would love to see it made up in other colors too.
    Where's Moda when you need them, lol.
    Stay cool!

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  5. This is fascinating. I'm intrigued by the piecing pattern and the border fabric is luscious. Totally interesting. Unique. Definitely unique. That's what I love about antique quilts. The way you can find something so super unique. One of a kind hugs, *karendianne.

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  6. Congrats to Pam. The fabric looks to me like Liberty fabric. Wonderful quilt.

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  7. Beautiful fabrics, I am sure you will make this quilt come alive when quilted.

    I wonder if you would take a look at my latest post 7/21/11 www.sugarlandQuilts.com, I have pictures of two quilts that my husband inherited with no label. A red and white and blue and white, I can't identify the patterns. Would really appreciate if you could take a quick look and give me your imput.
    Hubby and I were at the Sister's show in 2001, wonderful.

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  8. congrats to Pam!
    oh love your new quilt! your right its the colors and that border fabric is great, will you quilt it?
    would be fun to quilt the border going with the shape of the design...
    great purchase.
    Kathie

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  9. what a great quilt top this is and i agree that border fabric is very cool. the great thing about hand quilting these old tops is that you get to slowly go over every inch as you stitch.

    congratulations to Pam on the lucky win~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  10. Love the quilt you bought - the borders are interesting.

    Congrats to Pam on her sweet win.

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  11. Absolutely love the quilt top!!! The fabric is very interesting and eye catchy! I love vintage quilt stuff like that. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Yes Yes Lori...what a yummy quilt top!

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  13. What a neat purchase! That border print is fabulous! (I'd like to order a few yards!) Don't you wish you could meet the woman who pieced it and ask her about it?

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  14. What a nice quilt top to find! I agree that the fabrics are very pretty. I so love your red/white double Irish chain. Well done! Are you going to fix the boo-boo, or leave it in? I vote for toille backing. ;-)

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  15. I love your antique top! That border fabric is fabulous - I really look forward to seeing what you do with it :0)

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  16. What a treasure for sure!! That border fabric is gorgeous! You'll have to update us if anyone or if you find out more on the dates of the fabrics.

    Congrats to Pam!

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  17. Congratulatiosn to Pam. Such a great quilt--love that bright mixture of colors. I agree, that does look like drapery fabric.

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  18. Congrats to Pam, I'll pop over to check out her blog. I see why this one caught your eye, the blue and pink in this top are lovely, but that border, wow. Love it. Send a pic to Barbara Brackman, maybe she knows about this fabric!

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  19. That is a beautiful border fabric. Nice find!! I love buying vintage blocks and tops.

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  20. Thank you for the sweet giveaway and your comments about my blog.

    Your "new" quilt is lovely. I am in love with that border fabric. Good luck in finding out anything you can about it.

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  21. Congratulations to Pam!! Your new quilt looks to be very interesting, some unusual fabrics in there as well!!

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  22. Congratulations to Pam! She's a lucky lady. I like that border fabric on your new top and I love the pink and blue fabrics. I like that little bit of basket quilt I see peeking out from underneath in one of your photos.

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  23. I'm with you - the border fabric is gorgeous!!!! Great purchase.

    Donna K. from N. TX

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  24. Congrats to Pam.
    Fun quilt - looks like lots of fabrics to study.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Lucky Pam!

    Lovely quilt in pinks and blues. Surely an interesting fabric for the border!

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  26. That old top was a great find. Those fabrics are really interesting together with that border. Could the border fabric be English?

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  27. Wow, that border fabric is amazingly beautiful!!!

    Congratulations to Pam.

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  28. OMGoodness, Lori, the border caught my eye right away, but that color combo: so fresh! I will have to keep it in mind... thanks for sharing Lori, and congrats Pam!

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  29. Lucky Pam. I'm sure she'll enjoy her winnings.
    That quilt is really something. The borders are definitely attention getters. Unique, colorful, inventive, anything goes. I would love to feel free enough and confident to put fabrics together like that, with no hesitation and no worry that I'm doing it wrong.
    The border fabric looks very familiar, but maybe I'm just comparing it to the look of clamshells sewn together.

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  30. That is a fabulous print that looks like a clamshell. According to Meller & Elffers page 217:
    "These overlapping arcs are known as the [scale], clamshell pattern the the scallop pattern..The design is ancient and universal,. found in Roman mosaics, Oriental brocades..." Looks about 1880-1910 to me. I bet the outer border is from the same era. They liked some wild furnishing fabrics (upholstery fabrics) but didn't think them appopriate for quilts, which is why we don't see them much.
    http://www.barbarabrackman.com

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  31. What a great quilt!
    Congrats to Pam.

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  32. Such a pretty quilt!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  33. It looks like a fun purchase. Are you going to quilt the top or leave it as is?

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  34. Morning Lori,

    I was on-line fabric shopping the other day and found some fabric that reminded me of the border fabric on this top!!! I bought it for backing for a quilt that I'm planning for my son and his future wife! When I get it, I post a pic. The colors are different, but I really like it.

    Blessings

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