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Thread: Unusual vintage quilt I got at an antique store

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    When we were on vacation this week in Florida we went to some antique stores in the area. I'm always on the lookout for vintage quilts and looking for a bargain. I found this one for $45. I was really struck by how unusual it was in several respects:

    1. The circular block pattern. I've seen strips sewn together like this for squares, but not for circles. I thought it was very interesting.

    2. The black fabric used in the background. I don't think I've ever seen a vintage quilt that used a solid black like this for the background, but it seems like the perfect choice for making those circles really pop. As you can see also, the maker used several different kinds of black fabric.

    3. The backing has an orange stripe fabric. Again, an unusual choice, but it seems to work really well with the rest of the quilt.
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    Beautiful quilt. Great colors. Lucky find.

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    WOW!!! Great find :D:D:D

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    Great find!

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    It's called a spider web pattern. Great find!

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    wow, you find the most cool quilts on earth, you must be a magnet, ha ha

    thanks for sharing!

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    Very cool & unusual from any I have seen. Great find & a good price to boot!

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    Nice find, Eddie. You have such a good eye for color and design. Do you think someone might have dyed fabric for the background? I've been reading articles from the 1930s-40s where people removed the printing from sacks and dyed the fabric. Just a thought...........

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    Beautiful quilt, love the design and colours, lucky you!

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    I think it's called a spider web

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