Monday, September 28, 2015

{The Bed Turning} Appliqued Butterflies

This quilt wasn't made by a family member, but I'm going to write about it anyway. 

Mom and Grandma were at an estate sale a couple of years ago and this quilt had been thrown onto the concrete floor. Grandma bought a piece of furniture and the seller used it as packing material when he loaded it into her car.

As awful as that is, it's  found a good home with my mother. It's all hand applique and quilting and those 30s prints are still vivid and pretty.

It makes me wonder. Our quilts have been worn to shreds. This one is in pretty good shape for its age -- does that mean that it was safely tucked away for most of its life?

This post is linked to Let's Talk Vintage, Thrifty Vintage Finds


Libby in TN said...

As an antique quilt addict, I am SO enjoying your "bed turning."

Stacey K said...

That is so pretty. Isn't it sad to think that someone put a lot of effort, maybe making that for her family and it ended up as packing material????

So glad you "rescued" it. It honors the original maker and looks great on your bed. The original seamstress looks down from above and thanks you, of that I have no doubt!



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