Monday, January 24, 2011

Score!!!

Today Al and I went to downtown Mesa to shop around in the antique stores. I didn't have anything in particular I wanted but I was on the lookout for any sewing/quilting items. I found this wonderful old quilt for ...guess... $39!!!!! It needs some minor repair but for the most part is in fantastic condition. The back is lavender... brighter in some areas, faded in others. Its hand quilted but the best part is all the old vintage fabrics. Most seem to be 50's era... lots of cute atomic designs, birds, dots, and plaids. I'm taking it back to the house and soak it for a bit then set it out on the porch to dry. I think it has maybe 5 pieces that are worn right through and need to be replaced but since it's scrappy, that won't be a problem. I bought some vintage polka dot plus another old (50's era) fabric at the local goodwill. I'd like to get right to work on repairing this.


7 comments:

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Impera_Magna said...

How lovely... and how lucky you were to find the quilt AND score such a deal! Congrats!

Dorian said...

What a wonderful find Deb!! I love the wedding ring design. Have fun fixing it up.

Anonymous said...

Yay mom, good find! It's beautiful!

Lisa

Jeannette said...

I have the cousin to this quilt...yellow rather than lavender.
I had such fun sewing in little patches that worked with the old fabrics. My was at a yard sale and I paid $6.00. I couldn't believe it when they told me the price.

Tamera said...

How beautiful is that?!?!?!

Congratulations!

Beginning Quilting said...

It's indeed a beautiful quilt and I can't believe it was only being sold for $39! Lucky you for getting it! It's absolutely a great find! :)

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