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Thread: Yard Sale Grandmothers Flower Garden

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    I finally found a treasure at a yard sale. It is 60 x 92 and cost $5.00. It is completely handsewn the old way. No English Paper Piecing. The yellow color is much lighter then the picture shows. If anyone can date the fabric by looking, I would appreciate it. It was a church yard sale so no one knew who donated it. Wish I knew its history.
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    WOW, that is so wonderful!! Can't help you with the age though.

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    Without a closeup of each block I would dare to say the 40s and 50s but am not sure. Alot of these quilts fabric could be used from 3 different decades easily. Let's see what others think:)

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    It's beautiful !!! Wow, what a deal :)
    Is there any way you could show a close-up?? I can't tell from that distance.
    I'm happy for you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dusty222
    I finally found a treasure at a yard sale. It is 60 x 92 and cost $5.00. It is completely handsewn the old way. No English Paper Piecing. The yellow color is much lighter then the picture shows. If anyone can date the fabric by looking, I would appreciate it. It was a church yard sale so no one knew who donated it. Wish I knew its history.
    It always amazes me what someone will sell for such a low price. A few years ago a family was moving and threw out three old quilts that a friend and I scooped up from the top of the boxes. Have problems posting pictures but I will keep trying.

    Joanne

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    you found yourself one heck of a deal :-)

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    I'm no expert, but I would have to guess 40's & 50's. Seems like there are a lot of plaids and checks that I remember my mother using. I also have a quilt from that time period that uses yellow as filler. Just a guess.

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    That is a beauty! Great find for you.

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    Fantastic find!!!! its gorgeous!

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    how pretty!

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    Great find.....

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    Wonderful!

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    Very lucky find!!! 8-)

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    My uneducated guess would be the 50's.

    GREAT FIND!

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    The cheddar color says 19th Century.

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    wow! It's gorgeous! What a find!

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    50's

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    it's unusual to find one finished!! most GFG tops I have seen look like the maker gave up after a while. Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    The cheddar color says 19th Century.
    Yes, but the original post makes it clear the actual color is much lighter than the picture shows. It isn't cheddar.

    Jan in VA

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    WOW ! that was a lot of work !

    Fun find !

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    Very beautiful!

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    Great find....I love finding treasures!!
    Diana
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    I would venture to say it looks like maybe the 40's.

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    can you focus on a smaller part of the pictures lovely quilt

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    have no idea on the age but you sure did get a BUY.

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