Monday, March 25, 2013

 Isn't this beautiful? My friend Kathy gave this to me when I visited her in January. Looks like it is in great shape right? Not. It had been folded in half for so long that it was disintegrating. I opted to cut it out so now I have two halves of this great quilt.
 Isn't that quilting amazing? I am thinking about making a bolster with it, but am not sure. I'm open to ideas and suggestions?
 Here is a pale yellow and ecru quilt. It does have some staining issues. I've washed it, but the stains remain.  I'm not sure if it is rust or blood.
 And one more, a little embroidered crib quilt. It is hard to see, but it says "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where have you been?"
 While I was there a neighbor came over with a quilt top that she found at a sale. As a whole it is very appealing.
 As I move in I see such a fun variety of fabrics. Looks to be about 1900- 1920.
 Isn't that fun?!

My quilt Rodeo is still for sale. Please support AAQI and Alzheimer's research by purchasing my little quilt.  Thank you.





27 comments:

  1. I think the texture and softness of antique quilts is the most appealing thing about quilting! love yours!

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  2. Such beautiful quilting! Just love looking at old quilts. That top is unusual. Love it!

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  3. That is a beauty, Lori. (Aren't you afraid of the "hate mail" you will get for admitting to cutting it?) : )
    Sweet little kitty stitchery. Too bad it is so faded.
    I love finding interesting fabrics in old quilts. Great brick top. I never make finds like that. I need to follow people around that do and see what their secrets are!

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  4. Love the first quilt, I think it would make awesome pillows. Did you try Oxi-Clean spray on the stains - works great on old stains!

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  5. The first quilt is a beauty and if you can make something usable by cutting up so be it.
    Loving those little hounds peeping out of the last quilt . I don't have any recommendations for getting the stains out of the other quilt if someone does come up with the answer please let me know, I have an old bloodstained quilt.

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  6. Vintage quilts just make me *swoon* Love that little doggy print!

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  7. Vintage quilts are so inviting. I just want to cuddle up with them.

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  8. Wonderful old quilts. I found one in a consignment that had all embroidered names on it, but was in really bad shape.

    Debbie

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  9. Great quilts! The quilting on the first one looks amazing!!

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  10. What a shame you had to cut that quilt in half. It is quite magnificant, and yes the quilting IS awesome!!!!! Just goes to show, better to lay them flat somewhere on a spare bed if you have one, I love how the cheddar is still so vibrant!!!!!
    All the quilts are amazing, love those curious little conversational prints, ie the dog's face, incredible amount of work in that one sewing all those tiny pieces together!!! Thanks for sharing them!!!!

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  11. The red in the first one is very unexpected. I really love the yellow quilt. Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. I do love that first quilt - a bolster is a great idea!
    Hilda

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  13. There's always something so warm and comforting with an antique quilt. The quilting on the first one is beautiful.

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  14. Oh I love, love, love that top quilt. The cheddar and pink is awesome! I want to make my own.

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  15. That first quilt is so very lovely!! What a shame it was so damaged. You should make something you can enjoy. That quilting is a delight.

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  16. yes, beautiful and very close quilting on that first one. your bolster idea is a good one and it's nice that you can use the remaining best parts of this piece.

    the conversationals are always so fun to see. the pieces within that top look quite small~!

    thanks for sharing these pretty pieces.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  17. Love your quilt show today - they are all so wonderful!

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  18. oh the quilt is beautiful, love the placement of the red squares!
    the brick quilt is great, those are just fun to make, great fabrics, what treasures.
    lucky you.
    thanks for sharing.
    Kathie

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  19. great old quilts. I wish I had that cute doggie print!

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  20. the yellow and red quilt is lovely. cutting it was a great idea. these treasures can't all be quilts.

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  21. Hi Lori, if the stain is blood, it can be removed by New Again, if rust it can be removed by Whink. Of course, any wet-cleaning involves risk. If you can get your hands on a copy of Quilt Restoration: A Practical Guide by Camille Dalphond Cognac (library?) you will have all of the information you need to give this stain removal a go. Wishing you luck...now I am off to make a cheddar and white quilt like the one your friend gave you. ~~Lisa

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  22. You have such treasures here. Great idea for using the first quilt - that's a beauty. And why should the quilt be punished and never used, just because it had been mishandled? Much better to cut it and put its beauty to use. Now I see why my grandma stores her quilts one on top of another on a spare bed, or sometimes for short periods ust loosely bundled (not folded at all, just messily bunched up) in a pillowcase.

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  23. Very cool. Really really dig the first quilt and just love the last quilt with the dog you photographed. Of course really I adore the ecru and yellow and the embroidery as well. What great things you attracted into your life. Good people!

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  24. What a beautiful collection of old quilts. I love the pale yellow and ecru quilt.

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  25. I love the colors of those yellow and white quilts -- and the feathers!

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  26. Cutting off the disintegrated parts of the quilt you are considering making a bolster, brought it back to life! It truly was amazing to see.

    I'm sure the maker would be pleased, as am I, that you are giving my Humble Quilt find a second chance. If anyone would, I knew it would be you! someone is smiling down on you :)

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  27. Oh I love that quilt top you got! It is so fun. Love the one from Kathy too!

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