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    Antique Top I Bought at an Auction

    I found this lovely old quilt top in an auction recently. I really wanted it because it is a glorious collection of old fabrics. I am so nostalgic about these fabrics! It's in perfect condition but if you look closely you will see 3 of the blocks have pieces that were put together the wrong way. I will be fixing them, eventually... Can you find them? ;o)

    Even tho it's old, it was pieced by machine.
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    I sure do not see them.

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    Cute quilt - and yes, I found all three - look like easy fixes. Enjoy your new quilt.

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    Yep I found them..but it took a while. I like this..very pretty

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    Very pretty blocks..I only found two mistakes! Went back and looked again and there it was! Good find tho!

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    I really like that. I have a small collection of antique quilts, appreciate them very much.

    I found the mistakes, I wouldn't redo anything. That's part of the charm of an old quilt, any mistakes just make it more charming, and redoing could take away from the value as it becomes older and more "antique"

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    Very pretty, I did see all 3 blocks with peices turned the wrong way, which are not disastrous but I would fix if it were mine. It will be a minor job since it is not quilted. You have a keepsake there.

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    A very pretty quilt. You were lucky to have found it. If it were me, I wouldn't change the mistakes. They are part of the original maker's quilt and only add to it's charm.
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    My mother always made one block different when she placed them. She said all quilts need at least one "mistake". I am lucky that I still have her...she is 94 and a lot slower now but she is still here!
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    I love it! All those fabrics..what a collection!
    Just remember once you put a single stitch into this as a quilt or "fixed" top, it is no longer vintage, but NEW.
    You might also find that the bright red sashing is also not original to the era of the blocks. Often times the blocks would be passed down, someone would add the sashing and still NO quilt.
    In any case, the mistakes are wonderful, I would leave them alone!

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    I love looking at old fabrics in quilts. I only found 2 mistakes. Beautiful quilt.
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    I would too. People used to put a mistake on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama View Post
    A very pretty quilt. You were lucky to have found it. If it were me, I wouldn't change the mistakes. They are part of the original maker's quilt and only add to it's charm.
    My sentiments exactly. It's beautiful as is.
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    I certainly would not correct the blocks....that is the history of the quilt. Old quilts often had mistakes as do one's we often make. This just adds authenticity to the quilt. My personal opinion but Zone i believe a quilt historian would agree with.
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    I found them, but I don't think I would fix them either!
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    I found all three! What did I win?? :P
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    I had to look for them, but I found them. I like the quilt too. Good find.

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    I love your quilt top. It looks like a easy fix if you want to do it.

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    Great buy. Yes the mistakes are easy to find but why fix them-they are part of the history of the quilt?

    Kat

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    I found the mistakes and I would not change them either!!
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    I found them no problem, Love the quilt, fix or not it is your top.
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    It was believed back then that you always put a flaw in a quilt. It would stop the Devil from fallowing the pattern , at night, to get to you. If the pattern was perfect, he could attack you while you slept. Therefor they always had a break in the pattern. For that reason, I would leave it as is. It is part of the history of that time. It is beautiful by the way.

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    I thought the same thing!
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    Gorgeous quilt. Fix if you have the inclination!! Who will ever know? I won't tell the ANTIQUE quilt police!!

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    Beautiful assortment of fabrics in this quilt. Don't know much about the value and what modifications would do this antique. It is beautiful and one to treasure!
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