Monday, October 24, 2011

vintage quilt mondays : thrift store patchwork



Welcome back to another installment of Vintage Quilt Mondays! Today's quilt is another one that I found at a local thrift store a few years ago. It's a simple patchwork design and the top is made entirely out of wool. It looks like the quilter used different wool suits to make her blocks. There are solid colored blocks and some fun plaid blocks, too.






I especially love this pink and orange plaid! The quilt does not have any batting and it's tied with pink yarn at the corners of each block.



The quilt is in need of a bit of repair. There are a couple of blocks where the seams have come undone.







The quilt is backed and bound with the same fabric, a grey background with a navy blue grid.




Here's a better shot of the backing fabric.




I love the orange and yellow plaid, too!




And check out how much I paid for this quilt...




Ten bucks! Isn't it sad that quilts like this end up in thrift stores? But, I'm glad that I have it now and I will cherish it forever.

5 comments:

Paloma said...

I love your quilt, and your post :) It makes me feel hopeful that if I ever run out of quilt fabrics I can always quilt with whatever is at hand.

Heather said...

I love that quilt too! We have a very similar one, made by my mother-in-law, and it's fun to see the patches of very 1970s clothing she used when she made it.:)

Nancy said...

I love the quilt. It reminds me of some of the ones my grandmother used to make.

Heather Jones said...

Thank you all so much! I love it too, and it just goes to show that upcycling isn't a new concept to some people. ;) I love that it was made old suits!

Dawn Chandler said...

Love it! I'm a new reader who followed a link from BlogHer feed. Any chance you will tute how to repair an old quilt?

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