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MIL trash-My treasure!

Old 12-07-2007, 03:00 PM
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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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Old 12-07-2007, 03:08 PM
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Yes it is a dresden plate and I'm glad you rescued this treasure.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:55 PM
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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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Old 12-07-2007, 03:59 PM
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OH I love It! What a treasure. So, glad you were able to save it.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:48 PM
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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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Old 12-07-2007, 10:19 PM
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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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Old 12-07-2007, 10:40 PM
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That is just too cool that you rescued it & what a prize!! Yes...lucky you!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:30 AM
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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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Old 12-08-2007, 05:27 AM
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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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Old 12-08-2007, 06:21 AM
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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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