Vintage Quilts

I love finding quilts in antique shops, even if very few follow me home. Here are a few I’ve seen recently. I sure love this bright yellow sashing!

The hand quilting on this was beautiful.

This one had the tiniest diamonds. It was in need of a really good soak.

I’ve never seen this block pattern before. It has the same kind of running stitch appliqué that I used on my Vintage Daisy quilt . This is the kind of simple appliqué I might be able to do! I would like to make a quilt with this block some time.

I don’t know the age of this next quilt. It was beautiful, but at a price tag near $600, I wasn’t about to unfold it. It is most certainly over a hundred years old, maybe even civil war vintage. The hand quilting was beautifully done, but not near as close as I would have expected given the age of the top. The rows were a good inch apart, not close enough for unbounded cotton batting to hold together in the wash.

Perhaps it was finished at a later date, I couldn’t tell. I guess only the quilt knows.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Vintage Quilts

  1. Nann says:

    I think I have seen a contemporary version of the petals appliqué– maybe by Cory Yoder?

  2. Sue B says:

    When you find these Katy, do they have labels or no? Seems a very good lesson that we should always make sure to label our quilts . Thanks for sharing

  3. WOW! You made some good finds.

  4. I would have had to linger and ponder over that one with the yellow sashing. So pretty! All of them are lovely. It always makes me sad to see quilts that have been given to antique shops or thrift shops. I wonder about their stories.

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