I was downstate recently to be with mom during and after her surgery. One day, after visiting with her, I met with daughter Lisa and together we stopped at a few garage sales plus an antique shop. This wonderful old hand-quilted quilt was for sale for $15!
There are a few issues with it but those are mostly around the edges. It needs new binding and a few blocks need repair. I'm going to take off the last two rows on one side... those are in very bad condition and then I'll rebind the whole quilt. The "batting" is a piece of flannel so this quilt is very nice and light.
The pattern is called London Stairs. I looked it up in a quilt block book.
Here is one of the seams that is falling apart but it's easy to repair.
The back is in good but worn condition but good enough to add to the end of a bed to brighten a room.
It's charming, isn't it? This is a closeup of some of the nicer blocks and the very fine hand quilting.
There are a few other things I'd like to post about but I'll wait till tomorrow. One of them is a bag of old star blocks that my sister found at an estate sale.
I plan to applique them to a plain background.
Pics to come......
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