Thursday, December 01, 2011

A new (to me) quilt!

My DH took this afternoon off from work so we could go up to Aiken, SC and visit some antique shops. This was my first sign he had no idea what to get me for Christmas.
Anyway, we found this Scrappy Sugarloaf/Arrowhead quilt that we both liked (trust me that hardly ever happens!) It had some wonderful fabrics in it...I would buy yards of this blue with the faint stripe and the cheddar flower if I found it at a shop today!
The quilting is done in a diamond pattern with off white thread and very even. In places the thread looks darker but I think that may be dye migration from the brown fabrics. The back is plain muslin. There are a few discolorations on the muslin but you have to look close to see them. The binding is back to front. There is no wear on the front of the quilt and only a few spots where the fabric has faded or the dye migrated.

26 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very very lovely. If you don't want it for Xmas, Santa can put it under my tree!

beth said...

Beautiful!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What a gem! You must have been thrilled to have found such a lovely quilt, and in such good condition, too.

Marj said...

Beautiful quilt! I am with you I would love to have a few yards of that blue fabric.

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo!!! much better gift than just guessing. wonderful.

Impera_Magna said...

What a cool quilt pattern and what lovely fabrics! What a FIND!!!

Janet O. said...

I love this quilt--what a treasure! So my question is your Christmas present delivered a little early or did you just get this for the fun of it and Christmas shop elsewhere?

Belinda said...

I.LOVE.SUGARLOAF.QUILTS.

Sue said...

Lovely quilt. Glad Santa came early for you.

straythreads said...

what a great quilt

Jean Carlton said...

LOVE IT...when I click to enlarge the photo it doesn't work? any idea why? But what do you estimate the date? You've heard 'so many books, so little time'....which is true but so is 'so many quilts (to make) and never enough time. I'd love to start that one hand piecing.

Kathie said...

wow thats a beautiful quilt and I am with you I would buy a few yards of that blue too!!!!!
great pattern, great find, glad its living with you now!
congrats!
Kathie

Jan said...

Great quilt - good pattern & it's blue!

regan said...

What a great present! So sweet of your hubby to want you to have just the right thing! Yay!

quilttothemax said...

Lovely quilt on your header, too.

Susan (UK)

Clare said...

I think I'd have to fight you for that fabric! Gorgeous quilt.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Oh, AWESOME!! I love the Sugarloaf!! BEAUTIFUL! And it is so you!! :cD

Kim said...

How lovely, I always wonder how these end up being given away, then hope the quilts I give as gifts
are loved and kept in the family.

I know you'll treasure this beautiful quilt and give it the love it deserves.....no being used as a dog bed in its future!

Happy Sewing

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! I think I know why he likes it--RWB is his favorite color combo, if I recall correctly! Lucky you, it is a wonderful quilt.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love it.
Looks like a wonderful assortment of fabrics - I too would buy that setting blue ;-)

Karen said...

I have been to Aiken a few times. A remember the antique shops. You have a wonderful find with the quilt. That makes a very good Christmas present.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

I'm with you. Those fabrics would be happy to live in my stash or be used in one of my "creations." Very nice.

Merilyn said...

What a great find!!! Lucky girl! It's a lovely quilt!!!

Merilyn said...

What a great find!!! Lucky girl! It's a lovely quilt!!!

*karendianne. said...

Friend… lordy bee I love this one. Wish I had this on my "to do" list to make. I reckon it could be though, ha? Shucks… I'd sure rather get lucky and have my hands on something luscious like this though for sure! Congratulations to you. What a great treat.

sewkalico said...

You lucky girl!! Merry Christmas to both you and Mr Scraps & Threadtales :)