Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A nice surprise

Hello everyone!  Just want to share a nice surprise I received this Christmas, a gift from my hubby.  I saw this lovely antique quilt at a craft show before Christmas and my husband snuck out and picked it up for me.  My first antique quilt!  How lucky am I?

Enjoy!
Mary-Frances


It's a double wedding ring pattern, made in the 1930's.

Here's a closer look at the binding, which isn't as faded as the rest of the quilt, so I wonder if that was added later as a replacement, anyway, it has a scalloped edge, not something I would attempt to do at this point in time.

Another look at the fabric, there is some wear and tear, but overall it's in pretty good shape.  Looks like I'll be doing some research on how to care for and clean antique quilts.


4 comments:

  1. Very nice. That is one of my favorite traditional patterns.

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  2. WOW! That is one special gift! Lucky gal!!

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