Friday, February 14, 2014

Antique Quilt Tops

Ellen also brought over some tops that her grandmother had made.  
She was thinking about selling them to make room in her overcrowded house and wanted to know what they might be worth.  I've seen some tops go at yardsales and auctions for $25-$50, but have no true idea of their worth.  Do you know?  If so, please let me know so I can pass the info on to her.

These are real feedsack quilts!

Double Wedding Ring 88x72 (some stains)


 This utility quilt was pieced with a variety of fabrics spanning form 30's feed sacks to 70's

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

An Antique Family Treasure

 My friend Ellen, who might be interested in quilting, has been talking about this wonderful quilt her great grandmother made, and how she would maybe like to make something similar.  Today, she  treated me to a show.  She carefully rolled this up between sheets  onto a cardboard tube and what a thrill to have her unroll it on my living room floor!

Pieces stitched together with an assortment of beautiful stitches.
A   painted bird and nest, applique pansies 

Ribbons dated 1897 from a teachers association in Nashville, TN

And while this quilt did not have a label... it did have this little slip of paper pinned to it

Friday, February 7, 2014


Pat Sloan has started a new quilt along this year... check out the details here:

here is my block one   Washington DC

I haven't had a chance to make block 2 Venice, yet, but I have all month ;)