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Thread: 3 flea market quilts that I bought this morning

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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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    beautiful quilts!

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    Great quilts, even the holey one!

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    These are wonderful quilts! The last one has lovely quilting on it, plainly visible in the dark areas.

    And did you notice...the maker was so frugal (or used up what she had?) that she pieced a couple of those red/white plaid squares to finish out her block?

    Thank you for sharing your find, enjoyed the look!

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    What gorgeous treasures you found. They are lovely quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Do you have any new quilts in the works? How about the longarm - get it yet? Inquiring minds want to know! :)
    I pulled out some fabrics for a 1930s repro quilt last night. Getting ready to start on it.

    The longarm should be here in about 3 weeks or so. Hard to be patient! :D

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    How excited you must be. Just wait until you get to start playing with the longarm. Please, take pics and post your first practicing and then 6 months from now post some more. You will be surprised at the difference. I'm happy for you so now I'm going to go play since it's been a long time since I've done anything but pantographs. I need practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Do you have any new quilts in the works? How about the longarm - get it yet? Inquiring minds want to know! :)
    I pulled out some fabrics for a 1930s repro quilt last night. Getting ready to start on it.

    The longarm should be here in about 3 weeks or so. Hard to be patient! :D
    Can't wait to see your next creation. I'm envious you're getting a longarm...I bet it's hard to be patient...I'd be going crazy!

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    I like the quilts and I think I like the $5 one the most. It looks snuggly, like it was someones sleeping blanket. Well loved and well used.

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    what treasure, we just don't get really old quilts here, any that are about are snapped up by dealers/collectors at prices that are just daft ie 100's.

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    Wow, thanks for sharing!

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    They are all beautiful. I'm so glad you rescued them.

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    My mom gave some quilt tops my paternal grandmother made and 1 my grand aunt made. all hand pieced. I want to finish and give to my sisters but not sure what/or how to finish them. I need to take pic and post

    these are great wish i had time to go to flea markets and garage sales ;)

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    Wow, you got some really nice quilts! Love the old fabric!

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    Great find Eddie!!

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    You are a great shopper. Enjoy!

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