Friday, October 26, 2012

amy's blogger quilt festival

wooo hoooo!!! it is that time again......and i want to share my first ever rescue quilt...

i found this vintage hexagon star quilt top on ebay for $45....the red star is easily my favorite xoxo

it was completely hand pieced  with an unfinished edge

i matched the backround fabric almost perfectly and hand appliqued the edges down xoxo

i  machine quilted  this treasure on my long arm with an easy continuous curve and written history of the quilt in the borders....

i know that this quilt was made by an eighty-nine year old woman from sparta il. and that she parted with it when she moved into an old folks center ... i know that i love every print and every orange center  ...wish i knew more .....xoxo

i LOVE this vintage scrap quilt...there are so many wonderful old prints ...


i used double batt and a flannel back ....and it washed up into a beautiful snuggly quilt that i will treasure forever xoxox
thanks for stopping by .....i LOVE amy's quilt festival...it is loaded with fabulous inspiration....i have participated for a few years now and can hardly wait to start bloghopping!!! a BIG THANK YOU TO AMY for all her EFFORTS .

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
"rescue me"
Finished quilt measures :72 x 82
Special techniques used :hand pieced by a sparta il. woman /hand appliqued border by me
Quilted by : Me and my long arm xoxox
Best Category :scrap quilt



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14 comments:

  1. It's so wonderful that you rescued this great quilt! Love the quilting that you did :)

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  2. What a wonderful idea to quilt the story of it into the border, this quilt is just beautiful :-)
    Did the old lady get to see it?

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    1. no...bought this top on ebay from dealer and that is all she knew about the quilt top...wouldn't it be wonderful to track the quiltmaker down?? xoxo

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  3. This is such a great story! There is such magic in taking an unfinished vintage quilt and giving it life. I must admit, I'm a little bit in love with your quilt!

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  4. What a treasure to find and turn into a finished beautiful quilt.

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  5. It is a very cute quilt! Your quilting makes it even more beautiful and charming!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hi Pam! What a lovely story your beautiful quilt has! It is a treasury! You have done so great job and the quilting is perfect - makes those stars and orange centers pop up so lovely! I wish that old lady could see this quilt! x Teje

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  7. What a wonderful rescue! I'm sure the original maker would be so happy to see it finished... It's beautiful.

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  8. i love the red star too! i have a couple rescue quilts i was thrilled to find and still waiting to machine quilt. You are lucky to know something about the quilt you rescued! What batting did you use?

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  9. What a beautiful quilt - I love that you quilted it with the story!

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  10. Beautiful!!! I love that you were able to take this piece and finish it and give it new, fresh life. Such a wonderful story.

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  11. I really enjoyed reading your quilt story and the finished result is just wonderful!

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  12. What a cool thing to rescue a quilt. It looks like it's been around forever. You gave it some TLC! I have some hexies and matching fabric my Mom found at the thrift store so I'll have to get on rescuing that too!

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  13. Love those vintage quilts. Great rescue!

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