Not too long ago I had a first at a thrift store: I found
two old quilts! This never happens to me! The older
one pictured above was just $14 and in pretty good
condition with only a few repairs. The back is cream
colored flannel which is perfect for me.
My favorite thing about scrappy quilts is that I love
looking at all the different fabrics used in the making
and deciding which is my favorite. There are some
real jewels hidden in there so here are some close-ups
of a few of my favorites. You can click on the
pictures to see them larger.
It wasn't until I put this picture into the computer that
I noticed that the red, yellow, and turquoise
"flowers" were really dancers!
What can I say? Windmills, tulips, sailors!
I think this one is a bit of an optical illusion. Can you
see the ladies with parasols and hoop skirts on the
black background pieces? There's also a gentleman
with a cane and top hat.
This is the front of the second quilt I got and for
just $10! We'll be using this for a picnic blanket.
This is the back - yep, it's patch work too. Here's
some closeups of my favorites from this quilt:
Both of these remind me of feedsack prints but
I don't know if they are or not.
I love this print - I always have a hard time
finding good gray prints.
My kingdom for a fat quarter of any of these fabrics!