I had hoped to go a quilt show in Atlanta with some friends today but MS decided otherwise. It takes awhile for my body to get used to the summer heat here in Georgia.
So instead my husband brought me to an estate sale. I am still looking for a few storage pieces for my sewing room and had shown him a great thread cabinet online...
Well as luck would have it we got there coffee in hand (before the doors even opened!) only to find out the thread cabinet had been pulled from the sale. It happens.
We did however find some fun quilts. And it is a good thing we were early as only a few minutes behind us was a dealer who took most of what we had left behind!
This first one may be my favorite. The maker was pretty fast and loose with the block pattern so I would just call it a square in a square framed by half square triangles with double sashings and cornerstones.
It is very scrappy! Lots of plaids and shirtings. Reminded me a lot of my friend Bonnie!
The binding is just the backing turned the front. See that often here in the south. The quilting is large Baptist fans...also seen often here. Pieces are fairly small. The inner block is about 6 inches...
It needs a bath...first there is a small hole in the back that I need to repair. If there are any loose seams or holes where batting could be lost in the wash or the washing motion could do more damage I always repair first.
The star is about 6 inches...
The biding is again back to front and the quilting is Baptist fan. No documentation that they were made by the same person but my "quilty sense" (yes, a nod to Spiderman in a quilt blog!) certainly suspects a connection!
So bottom line...we went to get something to store my quilts in and instead came home with...wait for it...more quilts!! (I have two more to share later this week!)