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Thread: A Few Antique Quilts I Love

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    A Few Antique Quilts I Love

    I have a small collection of antique quilts. I love the precision and skill put into these quilts. Most of the time they used what they had on hand. I thought I would share them with a little story about them.

    Name:  Great Grandma Higby's Quilt.jpg
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Size:  66.7 KBThis is a quilt made by my DH's great grandmother in 1912. It was made from men's shirts and was hand sewn but the quilt was tied and not quilted. It appears to be a trip around the world made with rectangles and not squares. When my MIL passed in 2007, we had to empty out the house. We live in Alabama and the home was in Florida. DH went down there as he was the only child. I couldn't go because of my work schedule. He called one night and said, "Honey, we were in the garage and I found an old quilt in the chest. Do you want it?" I said, "It's not in the car yet?" He said, "No, Natalie is playing on it in the concrete driveway." After I regained consciousness, I asked him to please get it and put it up for me". I love it.

    Name:  Antique quilt by Ruth Dixon - 1930-1940.jpg
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    This quilt was made in 1935 by the mother of a friend of mine. It is all hand pieced and quilted and I just love it. I have a few more made by the same woman. I will share them later. Thanks for looking.
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    Thanks so much for sharing...those are so pretty and I know they are fun to own!
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    The time spent hand quilting. you can see all the details in them. Love the Sun bonnet Sue, the colors are just great. Thanks for sharing.
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    Love them both
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    Thank you for the pictures and the stories.

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    Lucky you. They are both beautiful. A "Trip Around the World" in rectangles gives a great look. The "Umbrella Girls" (?) is so very colorful.

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    they are beautiful thanks for sharing!
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    They are wonderful!

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    I would have fainted too, at the thought of that quilt in the driveway!!! The umbrella/sue quilt is beautiful, and amazingly well preserved.
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    Love the umbrella girls! Does any one know if this pattern is still around? I would like to make wall hangings for my granddaughters bedrooms.

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    These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them.

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    I really love the older quilts, so much work and love went into them. Your are beautiful.

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    just cool. i love them thanks for sharing.
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    Very pretty - I love antique ones too.

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    What great quilts. How lucky you are to have them. Pure treasures.

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    I believe the design is called Southern Belles. I am not sure if there is a pattern for it now. I love how she did the scallops on the border. I had a picture taken of some friends of mine with this quilt at the quilt show. BTW, Southern Belles got a 2nd place ribbon in the vintage/antique category. Here it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiequeen View Post
    Love the umbrella girls! Does any one know if this pattern is still around? I would like to make wall hangings for my granddaughters bedrooms.
    Last edited by twinkie; 03-24-2012 at 01:21 PM.

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    I love old quilts too. I especially like the border on the girls quilt.

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    Those are precious quilts . The "southern belles " is amazing! Thank -you for taking the tme to share these antiques with all of us.

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    Thanks for sharing
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    I love your antique quilts. They are lovely.
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    Thank you so much for sharing these treasures!
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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    You are so lucky to have such beautiful treasures. Very nice story also. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
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    They are fabulous. I can see a man asking his wife if she wants a quilt from 1912; sometimes I know God has a good laugh by what they do and say. You have a treasure. Thank you for allowing us to see them.

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    Both are beautiful. Special quilts that hold special memories. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK.
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