Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Another Block Complete and a Vintage Find!


Another Farmer's Daughter's block - ba da boom! Last night I cut out another one. 




I'm so excited to share my new find! Hubby wanted to go back to the antique mall yesterday - you guessed it - he wanted to go back to the golf booth. There was a 3 wood he had his eye on. So I wandered a bit while he was shopping. And look what I found!

It's the most gorgeous, well made Grandmother's Flower Garden I've ever seen! And it's big! 102 inches square! 



And EVERY SINGLE flower is surrounded with fussy cut hexies! I've never seen a vintage quilt with this much fussy cutting - it wastes more fabric when you fussy cut; back in the day women couldn't afford to be wasteful. The person who made this obviously wasn't worried about that!


There is such a wide variety of fabrics, mostly florals, though I did find some little elephants in one.



The centers are all the same yellow fabric.



There is a butter yellow border around the entire quilt. The quilt is entirely hand stitched and even the quilting is all by hand. Tiny perfect stitches!



I seem to have a growing collection of vintage hexie quilts. I wasn't planning on buying more, but this one reached out and grabbed me. 'Take me home', it shouted! And the price was right. I think it's worth at least a few times over what I paid for it.

I'll take more close up photos today to share tomorrow.

I did a bit of machine quilting yesterday. Today is a day for dresden plates. I hope to crank out at least two.

Wishing you a happy day!

3 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful quilt. Such a lucky find! It was destined to go home with an avid appreciator of hexagons!

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  2. Wow! How lucky for you to have found this!!! It is wonderful...but sad that some family didn't keep it to pass on to the family!

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