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Thread: Thrift Store find

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    Thrift Store find

    Today I found an unfinished quilt top for $15. It's a Lee Ward Orchid quilt. It doesn't have any tears, the applique work is fantastic. I'll have to add borders to make it queen size (scallops maybe??). The top has never been washed and still has the quilting lines stamped on the muslin.

    The only link I could find online to the pattern is this one: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedi...applique-quilt

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    I envy you - it's lovely. I vote for scalloped border, since it's such a romantic pattern.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Lucky you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    ​It does my heart good to see a fellow quilter has found a masterpiece UFO that they will finish. What a find!

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    Congratulations! Happy it has found a good home! Usually when you find a vintage top like that, the applique is funky. So glad you found it. It's a beautiful quilt top!

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    Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Wonderful find!
    Confirmed fabric-holic seeking 12 step treatment program or a storage building.

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    Great find! Lucky you and lucky for the quilt..
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Please post a photo? I'd love to see it!
    Warning! If someone comes to your door telling you they are from the government and they're checking to see how bad the ticks are in your area, and then tell you to take off your clothes and dance around so they can check for ticks.... DON'T DO IT!!! This is a scam! They just want to see you naked! I wish someone had told me this yesterday, I feel so stupid.
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    Before you go crazy and invest a lot of time finishing the quilt, wash it first. I purchased a baby quilt that you could see the lines for cross stitch. A year later and many many washes, the quilt now belongs to the dog. The marks never did come out. Good luck with yours.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    Please post a photo? I'd love to see it!
    Here are a couple of photos.
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