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Thread: MIL trash-My treasure!

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    Super Member 2 Doods's Avatar
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    While at my MIL quite awhile ago I saw this out in the garden over the green beans to keep them warm and extend the harvest. I did a double take and then had to convince her that I wanted it! She thought it was just an old raggy thing. Yes it is falling apart and I love that. It hung above my fireplace at our old house. Currently it is not being used.

    It is from the late 1930s. Machine pieced and hand quilted. MIL won it in a raffle with a 25 cent ticket when she was first married so it must have been made about 1938.

    It is a Dresden Plate isn't it?
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    Yes it is a dresden plate and I'm glad you rescued this treasure.

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    I'm so glad you rescued it! It looks in pretty good shape to have been in the garden in the weather.

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    OH I love It! What a treasure. So, glad you were able to save it.

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    What a beloved treasure. Check out the rest of the vegetables, to see whats keepin them warm. A beautiful Dresden Plate. I'm not a piece quilter, but I'm cutting the pieces right now to make a Fancy Dresden Plate. It is one of my all time favorites. Lucky, Lucky, U

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    I was surprised at how HARD it was to convince her that it wasn't garbage and that I wanted it. I am so glad she let me have it! :lol:

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    That is just too cool that you rescued it & what a prize!! Yes...lucky you!!

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    My husband comes from a quilting family and when I showed him this he couldn't believe she was using it in the garden! LOL So happy you were able to save this beautiful treasure!!!!

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    Yes it is a treasure, beautiful hand quilting. to people who don't quilt it is just another old blanket..........she may think you just need more blankets. say thank you, you won the prize this time :D

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    What a find! The quilting is really pretty. Buy MIL a new blanket at the thrift store to keep her beans warm!

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    How beautiful! Those fabrics stood up to the sun? WOW! So glad you have it now and tattered only show love and use! That's what quilting is for, love and use.

    Happy Quilting,
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    I am glad you rescued it... I think it is beautiful..

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    sweet rescue!

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    Lucky you! What a treasure!

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    WOW! What a story to go with the quilt.
    Beautiful

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    Great rescue - way to go.

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    where can you get some of the old patterns my ex-mil tried to teach me to hand quilt i like piecing better than quilting at that time and she did a lot of the old patterns and i was wondering where i could get some of the old patterns thanks so much dorothy freom tenn and that quilt is beautiful thanks

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    O MY GOSH.. you are a lucky girl to own that... it is simply GORGOUS!!!

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    Dorothy, look through the liknks and resources section in main page for leads to lots of online patterns. There are lots of great free patterns for all types of quilting.

    I love the old quilts. It's great to have family history you can wrap up in.

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    Lucky you!!! Is it signed?

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    YES! It is a Dresden Plate...my favorite of all quilt patterns and I'm :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with envy for your "find" in the green bean patch! Wow, certainly goes to show some peoples trash is a treasure. I'd chew tinfoil and comb my hair with a cheese grater to find such a treasure. Thanks for sharing!
    Feathers

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    You are so lucky!! Good thing you looked closer :thumbup: :lol: Love It

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    Great find. I found a similar treasure in Lancaster last year - full size quilt - double wedding ring in a junk store. You are sooooo lucky.

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    Great story! My MIL would have tried to sell it to me for about $500!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    Great story! My MIL would have tried to sell it to me for about $500!

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    HAHA! That is too funny!

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