Throwback Thursday

This post originally appeared here nine years ago! I still have and still love this quilt. Enjoy the post!


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:

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But wait , I have more pics of this beauty!

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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…….

Drumroll please…..

$20

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

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Throwback Thursday

  1. Jean says:

    Great inspiration for making one by you.

  2. Sandi says:

    It is a beautiful quilt!! All that lovely handwork. Awesome price. Hugs,

  3. What a find! Pretty fabrics, and crosshatching at 3/8″! Wowza.

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