Friday, August 23, 2013

Halloween finish and then some...

Yes that is right...two finishes this month!  Amazing...

This was started in a guild workshop.  It was an interesting technique but decided to only make a couch throw from the blocks.  It did give me a chance to use some Halloween fabrics though!

Also, got an Ebay quilt in the mail.  It is a fun pattern (Variation on the Rainbow Quilt) and I really like the green!

My "taste" in vintage quilts has really changed in the past couple of years...I was an "only pre-1900" collector but now I'm open to anything as long as I like it!

This was one of my earliest 20th century purchases...

I bought it because it was about to be used as a tablecloth at a gun-show and because the quilting is just wonderful!

(this may be a record...a full post with no pet photos?!)  

10 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a fun Halloween quilt!
I could never afford the pre-1900 quilts, so what few vintage quilts I have are more turn-of-the-century to 1930s.
A tablecloth at a gun show? YIKES!! Glad you rescued it--it is lovely!

Loris said...

Nice quilt finds and a great save on the last one!
Good work on another finish this month. I like the block in the Halloween quilt. Fun and spooky :-)

Brenda said...

I've made one of those arrowhead quilts using a quick method too, but I only managed 16. nice antique find!

Sue SA said...

Love the Halloween quilt, what a great block. Lucky you saved that quilt, cannot imagine gun oil would enhance it!

Teresa Rawson said...

Nice Halloween finish...it's great to start thinking about fall holidays...MY FAVORITES! I really like the scrappy circles in your Ebay quilt too...hmmm...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Tonya Ricucci said...

love love that pie quilt! can't believe how many quilts you've finished this year - it's a huge number. woohoo!

Marei said...

I used that Anita's Arrowhead block to make a quilt, too, but I'm loving yours in the Halloween fabrics. What a great idea.

AnnieO said...

Fun quilts! I love the green in that old quilt too:)
No pets in a post ? Horrors !

Purple Pam said...

I like all the quilts in your post. Love the Halloween quilt.

Kathie said...

great post , I had to smile I was such a pre 1900 quilt lover too but find lately I am drawn to more and more of the early 1900 quilts
I love , love, love this green circle quilt is there a name for this pattern?
thanks for sharing...
always wonderful to see antique quilts isn't it in a post?
kathie