My wonderful hubby took me up to the antique festival that is held in a nearby town three times each summer. I always seem to find something calling my name! Here is my greatest find of the day:
This is a big quilt measuring about 97″ square. There are 36 pieced blocks. The quilting has a 3/8″ crosshatch in the plain blocks and 1/4″ parallel lines in the pieced blocks. The backing was brought to the front and stitched down by hand to create a very narrow binding. Sadly, the fabrics in the stars are very deteriorated. This is by far the oldest quilt I own. I am pretty sure it is pre-civil war. Any ideas?
And I know you are all dying to know what I paid…….
Yep, $20 and she was all mine. She is far from mint but I have saved her from being cut up for teddy bears. I love it!
Here are the rest of my goodies. Pyrex with lid, $7.