I've been lucky enough to thrift a couple of lovely vintage quilt tops this spring. I got the two on the left for an absolute song! $4.99 and $3.99 respectively. They both have lots of feedsack fabrics in them, though the center one has considerably fewer. It's so very nice to know that UFOs span the decades and are not a recent affliction!
I picked this one up today and it made up for the woman in the aisle ahead of me that snagged a printed tablecloth from the fifties in amazing shape. It's sashed in a pale yellow that lets those gorgeous feedsacks shine!
The blocks are simple but striking. This is probably my favorite block of the bunch! I don't think I'll quilt this, but back it with muslin to use as a table covering.
I picked this up a couple of months ago, and I really wish that I had some history on it. Each of the star's centers has names embroidered on them and each time I look at it I have to smile! There are lots of women's names and a few men's as well. Makes me wonder if the maker identified herself by who she was married to or not.
Two of the blocks say "Mother," though only one has her age! Thinking about how we identify ourselves, it made me wonder just how often these women were called by their given names. I don't think I ever heard my grandfather call my Grandma her name. It was always "Mother." I'd like to think that these women wore beautifully handcrafted aprons, every single day.
The third quilt is a simple bow-tie that must be the newest of the three, judging by the fabric choices. It was gifted to me by the oh so sweet and generous Elaine of Soggy Bottom Quilts. The maker of this quilt used some seriously odd combinations of fabric, but that does just add to it's appeal.
I don't know if I'll ever quilt these as I have quite a few UFOs of my own, but they are my treasures! I love anything vintage and am so glad that there's still a market for 30s reproductions and that many of the designers use vintage fabrics as their inspiration.
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend. Many thanks to our troops and their families for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. It's a time to send up many prayers and to count our blessings. I'm off to spend the weekend with my two biggest blessings, my husband Drew and son Tade. May you do the same!