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Still Pretty After All These Years

At Quilt Market there are always a few antique quilt vendors.  I should learn to just stay away from them because I always fall in love with something I can't afford and it hurts to say goodbye to them. 

Love the combination of the striped fabric and the scalloped edge.

Pink roses


I die.  Seriously.  I heart Grandmother's Flower Garden.  Even love the different greens.  You know, making do and all.

Tiny hand quilting.  Sigh.

Fantastic graphic.  (in pink)

Hester Ann Finsham - a quilter born over 100 years before I was - has just inspired me to be more disciplined about labelling/signing my quilts.  And she did hers so beautifully with simple embroidered handwriting.  What could possibly be more lovely?

Wish my linen closet looked like this ...

and this ...

and this ...

I really wanted this little pink & white cutie.

Love the dotted red print.

Half square triangle heaven!

Obviously well loved.

The next time someone (and by someone I mean me) worries about points not matching or being cut off, I'm going to show her this photo and tell her to just lighten up already!

Here's the honey bunny I really wanted to bring home with me.

Angled edge and EVERYTHING!

Maybe I will recreate this one with some beautiful tiny prints and solids.



I hope.

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Reader Comments (15)

I love these. I'd want to rescue them, too. Sometimes simple is better, cleaner, fresher. Note to self to start using some white!

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreg

Oh, wow. Love the fresh, clean simplicity of white. Can you even imagine how much love is stitched up into every one of those lovelies?! :)

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Sigh....I am in love with all of them! I would be happy to have just one of these beauties....ahhh...dare to dream! At least you were able to drool over them in person! Sounds like a wonderful time!

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

They are all beautiful! And making them not wish you that sometimes in the future someone will think the same about your quilts? (I'm sure they'll do about your quilts) Hildy

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

ooohhhh such lovely pieces of the past! When you make your hexagon quilt... will you piece them by hand? Paper piecing? Or by machine.... we will need a tutorial, you know! ;oD

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

They are beautiful quilts. Can you imagine how much time it took to make those? Wow! I also love the hexagon flower quilt, makes my fingers sore looking at all those little stitches. You could make a beauty just like it.

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O'Grady

Thank you for sharing - these quilts are truly delightful treasures.

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Old quilts are my fave too! Love them... would budget just for one I think if I could!!! Love you giving us a taste of quilt market Kristyne! Kathi

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathi

What a fantastic idea to sign your quilt with embroidery! I would never have thought of it and I'm always thinking I'll label my quilt, but then never do. Embroidery would be super easy and fast. Thanks so very, very much for such a great idea! (it's such a simple idea that I really feel like DUH! - I'm such a simpleton!)

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

these quilts are a delight to see..thanks for sharing them..they remind me of the 9 treasures that i own (or do they own me?) that were done by my great-great grandmother and the 3 that my 94 year old cousin still has, that i covet...all 12 are "sister" quilts sharing some of each others' fabrics...but, those at the quilt show...how can a family let all those treasures get away from them and sell them?? i hope they all were adopted to new loving families!

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternancy

Gorgeous! I especially love the pink gingham and white and the grandmothers garden quilts.

I'm fortunate enough to own an antique top, It hangs in my sewing room for now, I've been trying to decide, repair and finish it? leave it as is? or use it as a cutter..

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

They are all delightful I love all of them.

November 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoseanne

I think that we should all get together and do Grandma's Flower Garden blocks and send them to Ms. K so that she can make her dream quilt. Ms. K, you post the size of the hexies (by that I mean a download-able pdf) and your preferred colors and I bet there would be lots of folks that make you some blocks!

November 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Love those quilt....drool,drool! Thanks for sharing!

November 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeredithe

I can relate!!!

November 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

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