I made my husband take me to an estate sale this morning because I saw some quilts in a few pictures of the estate items. This was the first time I've gone to anything like that so I was bummed to find a whole line of people waiting to get in before it even opened. I just knew they were all there for those quilts! :P When they opened the doors I filed in with the rest of the people and asked the man at the door where I could find the quilts. He pointed me towards the living room so I hurried in there. A woman was holding one and looking at it when I got in there so I stood aside hoping and praying she'd set it back down. She did so I grabbed up both really fast and ran to pay. :) They weren't a bargain but I liked both of them quite a bit.
I have no idea their history since it was a company running the estate sale. No label on either one. Does anyone have any idea how I might go about dating them? I've looked at Google a little trying to find a guide of some sort, but haven't had any luck.
Also am wondering about the worn edge on the blue one. Do I go about trying to repair it, or do I just let it be and display the quilt as is? It's binded by just folding the back over and that's torn away in the one area pictured below, and worn through in several other places around the edge. I would think if I was going to repair it I would just have to put a whole new binding on it. I don't know that I feel confident enough doing a repair on something special like this so I may just let it be for now.
Quilt number two fabrics
Quilt number one
Quilt number one fabrics
Quilt number two