Thursday, August 08, 2013

Internet quilt shopping...

I have not been feeling well the past week so have spent a bit too much time on e-bay and etsy and a dozen other quilt sites.  I guess you could call this the "other healthcare expense!"
Have not found the name for these blocks yet...from N.C.  
Anyway, I have gotten a few quilt blocks and tops this week...the good news is not only are these less expensive but they are easier to store!

Some I may quilt...others I'll use as fabric studies or as "donors" for repairing other quilts or quilt tops.  This purple pinwheel top may be scaled down two rows on top and on the side due to issues with a couple of the purple blocks.

Also it is a bit bigger than I'd like.  Don't you think this would look nice done up in Kaffe double shots, stripes and some shirtings...hummm

I also got a red, white and blue log cabin circa 1910...it is both and and machine sewn down to a muslin foundation.

The indigo fabrics are really wonderful in this quilt.  There are a few seams to tighten up then I'll baste the edges and give the whole thing a bath.  Most likely I will quilt this one up...

Now I need to stay off the ebay for a few weeks and focus on getting some quilts ready for out guild show in October!  I did drop off the donation quilt to be quilted so I can reclaim a major part of the sewing studio again!  By Friday I should have a clear cutting space!

11 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

I really enjoy your blog and hope you are feeling better soon. I had a work colleague who had MS and things were often a struggle for him. Sending you positive vibes.

Tonya Ricucci said...

I'm supposed to be staying off the monster ebay as well... but it has been fun. love love love those blocks.

Freda Fields Alley said...

Esty and Ebay... two fun places to hangout when one isn't up to par... love goodies you found!

Hope you're feeling better soon... take care!

Brenda said...

lovely finds. what's the best place to search for stuff like this? I'm mostly looking, not buying, but I'm not familiar with antique sites other than ebay and etsy.

Janet O. said...

Oh, you have had fun!
I just have to stay away. I have made my share of purchases that way, too. It is way too easy to click a mouse and empty your wallet. : )

Candace said...

I really love your new finds. The blocks are so unusual.

Hope you are feeling much better very soon.

sandra said...

Love the old quilts! the blocks with the circles qould look fantastic made in ols shirts. Something to think about.

Loris said...

These are lovely! The internet certainly does provide past times!
One of my favorite china tea cups met it's demise last week...replaced it with 5 from Ebay! Silly :-)

O'Quilts said...

I love your finds...especially the vintage circle blocks...feel better.

Quilter Kathy said...

So fun! I really laughed about other "health care expenses"!!

cityquilter grace said...

well if they are healthcare expenses, you should be able to pay for them out of your HSA....if only...LOL