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Thread: I think I stole 15 Quilt Tops!

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    Super Member Momma_K's Avatar
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    Red face I think I stole 15 Quilt Tops!

    Ok, tell me if I made a good deal or not. My aunts boyfriend (81 yrs young) sold me 14 quilt tops for $225.00 total. Meaning $15.00 each. These were made by his wife and mostly his mother! I haven't counted to say exactly how many of each but off hand I know I have at leat 4 king sized Double Wedding Ring and 2 Twin sized. Good Lord I can't remember but the list contains I think they call it the Blazing Star or Star burst.(?) A few regular 3x3 square block patched with Polyester, A Chicken Top and A kitten Top, and so much more! But the thing is most of these are hand stitched! He said his mother quilted some of these "before my time" he says. They are so clean, sturdy and so well stitched! I'm adding some photos of a few of them. OH! I forgot, the green star has hand stitched crosses on each little square. I think I counted 16 of the squares! Let me know what you think! Thanks!! Kathy...(Momma_K)
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    Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in this I am truely blessed!

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    You Thief!!!....j/k


    What a bargain. You lucky, lucky woman.
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    What a deal. Do they have labels? if not maybe you should label them as best as the gentleman remembers. What a piece of history you have there.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Congratulations to you and your aunt! To her for being spry enough to have a boyfriend at her age and to you on the quilt bargain of the day. I hope you make wonderful treasures from them.

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    I think you should bake that man a NICE pie! SCORE

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    you really scored!! GREAT haul!!

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    Wow you really got a great deal....They are lovely you got some real treasures. At least you got them someone who will appreciate and cherish them. Congratulations
    ​Christine

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    What a wonderful treasure! What this tells me is that the practice of making tops and not quilting them has been around for a very long time.

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    that's definitely a steal! you are very lucky, indeed.
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    They are so pretty!!! You are really lucky great score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    yes, you stole them. he was probably just glad to have someone that would finish and appreciate them. !!! good for you.

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    I think you hit the jackpot. How lucky you are to have all those beauties.

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    What's better yet is the tops literally "fell" into the hands of a quilter that will honor them and turn them into something meaningful. I think his mother would be pleased.

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    All are simply precious! If the gentleman indicated a certain attachment to a specific one maybe you could quilt it up for him and send back to him as a gift along with a personalized tag indicating "who pieced it", "who quilted it" and then "given to for his kindness".

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    r, u, in jail yet. hehe

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    One lucky lady you made a fantastic deal.

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    it would be nice when you finish them if you could get the dates and name of the woman who made them to put on your label that would make them even more precious.

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    I think you hit the jackpot! AWESOME quilts!
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    I won't say you stole them, but you did get a fabulous deal! This is what comes from saving quilts for use on special occasions; I hope you love them as they deserve to be loved. I'm enjoying just looking at them. Thanks for sharing!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    What a wonderful deal! Your were at the right place at the right time. If it weren't you, someone else would have stolen them Consider yourself blessed!!!!
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    Good deal, indeed
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    You got a great deal and I hope that who ever has them next will treasurer the beauty and work in them. What a find. I would love to come across a bargain like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie Scherr View Post
    it would be nice when you finish them if you could get the dates and name of the woman who made them to put on your label that would make them even more precious.
    Valerie thats a wonderful idea!! It would have to be a general guess on his part about the dates but it's still a great idea! Thanks!!
    Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in this I am truely blessed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    What a wonderful treasure! What this tells me is that the practice of making tops and not quilting them has been around for a very long time.
    So true - now I don't feel so bad.

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    Oh my Heck!! you did get a steel of a deal. WOW!!! Lucky you. Those are wonderful.

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