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Monday, February 11, 2013

Vintage Quilts

I wanted to share some beautiful quilts I  saw at the antique mall.  I do not know the name of this one, but I love all of the scraps used in it, and the centers are yo-yo's!
 I believe this one would be called a Grandma's fan, I love how the use of the white wedges makes it look like a sunburst!
 These are yo-yo's that are connected by crocheting!  It was gorgeous and very old!  The placement of the yo-yo's reminds me of a Grandmother's Flower Garden with yo-yo's instead of hexies!
 Here are 3 yo-yo quilts, I wish I had also gotten a close up view.
 Can you believe this trip around the world?  I love the colors and it is gorgeous!  I wish I could have bought this one and brought it home!  I am thinking this quilt needs to be on my to-do list!
I love this quilt, it was white with embroidered designs all over it!
 Here is a close up view.  I wonder if the pink on the border was actually red at one time to match the circles?  What a lot of work!

 Another beautiful scrappy quilt!  This is a pattern I need to try sometime!
I love old quilts, don't you?
I got more pinwheels from Cheryl in Maryland, bringing me up to 64 counting the ones I made.
I've run out of the brown fabric (I kind of wish I had not used it because it is so dark), but to late now, I was kind of thinking of maybe adding this red fabric in place of the brown, what do you think?  Or should I do a navy blue?
 You can see my original dark color was the dark yellowish orange.
Thanks for your help!


Cathy said...

Wonderful sharing Missy!! Thank you. One day I would love to own an Antique quilt!!

Christine said...

I'd do navy blue in your quilt. It would be dark and sort of neutral, like the brown.

I can't believe the embroidery on that antique quilt! What workmanship!

Rhonda White said...

Love quilts! So homey. :) Never appreciated antique stuff until I moved here to Kansas....but, now I have a much deeper appreciation for all of it.

Denise :) said...

Wow, Missy, these were some phenomenal quilts! I *love* the yo-yo quilt with the crocheted connections...it's just lovely! I also like the white top with embroidered designs. All so pretty!! Glad you're still getting pinwheels in ... and I really liked the brown in there. I think red would be a good substitute. :)

Katherines Corner said...

you are an amazing quilter! thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

LV said...

My favorite kind of post filled with old quilts. I have so many. One is a very, very old YoYo that a lady gave me. I treasure them all.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

It is always so much fun to see the old quilts! Thanks for sharing.
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