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Thread: 3 flea market quilts that I bought this morning

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    I went crawling through the local flea market this morning, looking for old quilts and found 3 that came home with me. I just like to collect them. :D All were hand quilted.

    This first one is my favorite, and was the most expensive at $35. But I thought it was worth it.

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...arket_2_01.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...arket_2_02.jpg[/IMG]

    This next one has a couple of blocks that have some material that is degraded, but overall still a very pretty quilt. It was $27.

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...arket_3_01.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...arket_3_02.jpg[/IMG]

    And this last one is in poor condition (has holes all the way through it), but it was priced right at $5. :D I don't know if I'll try to repair it or what. But I couldn't leave it laying there at that price.

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...arket_4_01.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...arket_4_02.jpg[/IMG]

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    Nice! I think it was worth $35.

    Do you have any new quilts in the works? How about the longarm - get it yet? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

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    What a great find. You could use parts of the $5 to repair other quilts of that vintage. Or make a tablerunner or smaller lap quilt from the good parts.

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    All so lovely. Wish I could come across a bargain like that!!!

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    All three of your finds are beautiful :D:D:D

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    Love them! The old prints are wonderful to look at.

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    Nice work eddie.
    I love the old qults you found. I know the hand quilted old quilts are irresistible. I love to look at thier work and the fabric are so neat. It sure speaks of a gentler time of life.

    I inherited a few and gave them to other members of the family. I felt since I am the only one in the family who quilts, it would be wrong to hoard them to myself. My favorite was a very southern quilt that had a cheddar colored background that set tiny nine patches. Very scrappy and fun. I gave it to my favorite brother.

    There were a few others I gave away, but, I kept a baskets one my mom gave me while she was alive. (I am not sure where she got it) And a hand quilted dresden plate with scalloped edges from a lady in north carolina mom bought while on vacation many years ago.

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    I love older quilts, I often wonder what the person was like that made them and also who cuddled under them. My mind just gets lost in history. What a great find.

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    I love older quilts, I often wonder what the person was like that made them and also who cuddled under them. My mind just gets lost in history. What a great find.

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    Beautiful and a great find! I would have bought them all too!

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