31.1.09

heartstopper

Earlier today I had the chance to go on a quick thrifting excursion, and I found this beauty. This is a vintage, hand-quilted, double wedding ring quilt. The colours are so pretty! I have never seen a quilt in a thrift shop, but I have seen them in antiques markets for a lot of money. This one cost me $10. Johanna, quilt teacher extraordinaire, had recently posted about the double wedding ring quilt, and I thought how lucky I was that I was able to find one already completed, in fabrics I could have chosen myself.

This quilt needs some attention; some of the seams need repair and sadly, some of the hand stitching has come undone. Still, I couldn't be more thrilled.

10 comments:

  1. wow, it's beautiful!

    oh, do you still have the same address (did you move out recently?) because I wanted to send you something.

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  2. Oooh, what a perfect find. I love quilts that are a bit worn and coming apart at the seams.

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  3. It's gorgeous. What a lovely find.

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  4. What an amazing thrift find — it's gorgeous. To find a quilt, and then one with those colours and fabrics — incredible!

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  5. What a lucky find!! Beautiful. I love the look of old quilts, all wrinkly and loved.

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  6. I like the colours! Where are you going to use it? a throw for the bed?
    It's beautiful!

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  7. Thanks, everyone! Celine, I've got it draped over the sofa at the moment. I washed it but I haven't tried to measure it yet. I've decided to leave the seams undone -- Stephanie, you're right, it is a lovely look!

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  8. I had one of these on my bed thru out high school. This one is much prettier--I can't believe the price.

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  9. Oh, wow! I am very jealous! I was thrifting today, and thinking about how I always hope to magically stumble upon a quilt...and ones in pretty colours and not Winnie the Pooh fabric. How very lucky!

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  10. this is very very pretty!! i love it! wow..

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