Thursday, March 13, 2014

a rescued quilt

Of course the week that I write a post about not feeling the need to rescue quilts that we know nothing about just because someone made them, I remember that I've got a rescue quilt I haven't posted about yet.

Look what I found in the Goodwill bins on the same trip that rewarded me with the Happy Hollisters...



I can't even begin to tell you why I bought this little quilt. It's not at all my style, but I kind of like it. Mostly because of that yellow wool. And that big chunky black and white plaid. This thing has amazing texture. It's small, about 30 x 45." And it's backed with the softest, prettiest flannel...



While Teenage Daughter dug for treasures, I walked around with the quilt in our shopping cart. Goodwill Outlet strategy #1 - if you even think you might possibly want something, get it in your cart fast. You can always change your mind and put it back. Strategy #2 -- keep a sharp eye on your cart in case another customer decides to shop from it. If you've got small kids to put in the cart, they can guard your potential purchases for you.

 I definitely didn't need a little wool quilt. I wasn't quite sure whether I wanted it or not. I think what finally tipped the scale was the price. At $1.39 per pound, I figure it can't have cost more than two bucks. At that price, it made more sense to buy the thing than to leave it behind and regret the decision later. (There's a tag still attached from the regular Goodwill store -- if it had been $9.99 when I saw it, I wouldn't even have been tempted.)

For the past month, it's been living on my enclosed porch because I  can't figure out what to do with it. The outlet bins aren't clean and even though it doesn't really look or smell dirty, I can't convince myself to bring it into the house without washing it.

Did I mention that it's wool? I know how to hand wash wool. It should be fine. Worst case scenario, it felts and I wind up taking off and reattaching the backing to fit its new size.

This post is linked to Vintage Thingie Thursday, Thriftasaurus, Share Your Cup, Ivy and Elephants, We Call it Olde, Savvy Southern Style, Thrifter Maker Fixer.

7 comments:

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a wonderful quilt!! So glad you rescued it. Yes, I would want to wash it too. Hope it doesn't shrink.

LV said...

That indeed is an interesting little quilt. I have many, but never saw one with wool fabric. Wool does not like water.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love to rescue quilts as well and I can understand why you rescued this one, it is terrific!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I know what you mean about shopping strategies...I call it shopping preservation....it can be brutal. Great little quilt!

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

I think the colors in it are great, and I do like the backing fabric, too. If you decide to wash it, good luck, it's gonna be heavy! Thank you for sharing this at History & Home this week, take care. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

laura sampson said...

felt it and make it a doll blanket! so cute great find!

Jann Olson said...

Wow, what a bargain! I love wool and anything with texture. I would have snatched it up in one big hurry. Yes, guard your cart! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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