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    Two Antique Quilts

    I bought the one with the stars at an antique shop..it was almost finished and really filthy. The stitches were all by hand and so intricate and tiny. I couldn't leave it there for $70! The other one came from an Estate Sale..all hand done and beautifully and artfully appliqued. I feel so lucky to have these in my collection and I wanted to share them with you.
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    Sharon
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    Lucky find. they are both so beautiful!

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    Nice finds!! You really lucked out on those. They are both beautiful!!
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    We need to preserve those quilts that our predecessors have made! Good for you!
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    It was so relaxing to finish the star quilt...I kept thinking of the person that did all of the work on it and couldn't help wondering why no one cared enough to even keep it clean. As dirty as it was it could have been used as a bed for the dogs. I had to finish quilting it before I could wash it...several spots had to be mended and about 1/2 of the yellow border was not quilted...it was filled with plain and old cotton. Luckily she had folded the yellow fabric border inside for about 6 inches and that gave me the fabric to repair the border where it was torn. It really washed well and was so worth all I had to do for it. I have to say it is really dear to me and I love how she laid out the fabrics and all of the little prints are so sweet. It may have been unloved for a long time but that is no longer the case for sure!

    Peach thinks it is special, too...
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    Sharon
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    Great find, beautiful quilts!

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    You did a great job and I'm very happy to know that these quilts have found a good home!
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    wow nice quilts... love to see the quilting

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    Wow they are both great! I really like how the original maker put the yellow half stars against the yellow border to give it a special edge, very pretty!

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    both are terrific, but i especially like the second one
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    Those are so beautiful, you are so lucky to find them

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    LOVE both of them - but just noticed on the first one the placement of the green stars - very unique! Bet she didn't have a design wall to plan it out.
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    I love them both....you did an amazing job on cleaning and finishing.....did you use any special detergent to wash it in? I would say you found a fantastic find.

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    They are both so pretty, and I love the cheerful spring colors. You rescued some beautiful quilts.
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    Beautiful finds & so pretty.
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    they are wonderful glad you gave them a new home!!!!
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    They are beautiful.

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    Beautiful finds! I enjoyed your story very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew and Sew View Post
    I love them both....you did an amazing job on cleaning and finishing.....did you use any special detergent to wash it in? I would say you found a fantastic find.
    I used Tide and Oxi Clean...it was so dirty I used regular wash cycle but I do have a front load machine.
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    Sharon
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    LOVE both of them - but just noticed on the first one the placement of the green stars - very unique! Bet she didn't have a design wall to plan it out.
    I bet you are right! the center has different prints..then a circle of solid stars, a circle of prints, another of solids, etc. Every stitch was by hand and the stitches were minute...amazing job on her part for sure! I tried to do the same but it is easy to tell what she did and what I did for sure!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Great SCORE! Congrats.
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    Beautiful quilts!

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    You have some great quilts there to treasure.

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    oh my GOODNESS!! they are divine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you really did come upon such a rare find! i know in my mind's eye i can see a lady sitting on a stool in the middle of the great prarie under the stars, kids asleep in the wagon, while she sews little bits of cloth together under kerosene lamplight. i know i cannot hold a candle to those ladies or their remarkable talents.
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    you hit the jack pot they are beautiful. Lets us know if you get them dated or find anything out about them.
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