Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christmas Fun and a new / old love........

Lynette Anderson's Christmas Fun month 5 finished, the next one will be here soon!

After a visit to Bay of Islands/Pahia last weekend I found this old 1930's beauty from a antique store.It hails from America. No label unfortunately. It has a white muslin backing and cotton batting  and all hand pieced and hand quilted.
I like this one flower with the black fraying fabric.

I will need to give it a wash....very gently of course!

I think I am in love !!!! I have a real appreciation for English paper pieced quilts and they make me smile.

Who made this quilt? Was she/he a happy content person? Was the maker new to patchwork or a seasoned quilter? Was the maker a mother,father, daughter,lover, friend? What ever this makers story was I am so happy she/he made it :-)


  1. I am in love with your hexies also - OMG so pretty! Now that is patchwork!

  2. Wo-ho-ho!!! what a find - lucky you!! Looking forward to seeing this in person!!

  3. Jealous!! And in BOI! Why didn't I spot it first? Hmmm, probably because I never go into antique shops because I fear my kids will break more than I can afford ;)

  4. Love the Christmas tree stitches :o) And what a beautiful quilt! I aslo think of all those questions you wrote when looking at a quilt...who made it? Was it for a special occasion? How old is it? Was it made by a young girl for her hope chest? And it would have been awesome to know a little about where it was from and who made it... Just like looking at old photographs...I ask myself questions about the who and what and when...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you so, so much for your kind comment about my wee cathedral windows quilt! OH and yes! That is so wonderful that you work at a wonderful quilt shop!!!

  5. Beautiful quilt. Maybe it would be interesting to get a quilt historian to take a look at it

  6. What a fabulous find and what a treasure it is :) It makes you wonder what the stitcher was like and what she did etc. If only quilts could talk eh? hugs Vicki x