Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday: DWR Quilt





DWR = Double wedding ring quilt. This one is four rings by five rings, and was purchased off ebay about a year ago.

There is some surface discoloration, but otherwise this quilt is in great shape - no weak fabric or holes. And the fabrics! Just classic depression-era prints.

Most fabrics are dress-making cottons, similar to our quilting cotton fabric today. Only a few pieces are of that coarser weave fabric that says "feedsack". it is hard to see in these photos, but there is dense quilting in an interesting pattern. Someone did a fantastic job.

Please visit Coloradolady and see what other wonderful vintage things people are sharing!

viridian61

23 comments:

Postcardy said...

I love your quilt and the prints.

LV said...

I have one very similar to yours. I love and enjoy old quilts. I also like the newer ones as well, but they just do not have the character of the older ones.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful...I love the fabrics best of all....so charming! Have a great VTT!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a treasure that double wedding ring quilt is!! You were so lucky to find it in such fantastic shape!!

P. said...

That is such a great example of a double wedding ring depression-era quilt! Lucky you to be the new owner of this treasure!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

wow it's gorgeous! i just LOVE all those vintage feedsacks! i also bought a similar quilt on ebay about 2 yrs ago as..LOVE it!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, so much work!

Vonlipi said...

This is lovely and in great shape too! WOW!

Elizabeth said...

Oh these are so colourful and pretty. They look like so much work went into them. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment. 'Op shop' is short for Opportunity Shop (although I'm not sure why they are called this)! You guys in your part of the world call them thrift shops. We also refer to them as second-hand shops too! Have a Happy VTT.

Miri said...

This is just a beautiful quilt! DWR is just a wonderful pattern and this is a fabulous classic 30s example...lucky you!

Definitely my favorite post of the week! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow I love your quilt! You know I am a quilter, so I really appreciate seeing good quilts. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

AshTreeCottage said...

What a beautiful quilt!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

quiltfool said...

Beautiful! One day, I say I'll make one of those. I hope I don't wait too late. And, I hope it will be as beautiful as that one. Lane

CC said...

Such a wonderful quilt and with such beautiful vintage fabric..I love it all and the pattern is one of my favorites.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

So gorgeous!

Happy VTT!
Sally

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A BEAUTIFUL ebay find!! I love DWR quilts :)

Blessings!
Gail

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Simply gorgeous!
*hugs*deb

~~Carol~~ said...

That is one gorgeous wedding ring quilt! I especially love the lilac color!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Sherrie said...

Since I do not sew quilts, I love buying these treasures, the older the better. I can appreciate all the work that has gone into them.

Sarah said...

this is a fabulous quilt. I've always admired the wedding ring pattern, but don't have a quilt in this pattern among my quilts. I like the old fabrics, and so enjoy seeing a quilt with dense small quilting. Beautiful!

Nigéa said...

hello Viridian, thank you for your comments on my blog, yes you can use the images in your collages :) congratulations for your lovely blog, wish a good weekend

Gracefully Vintage said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog-and the nice comment- I am amazed at how you can quilt like that-SO Beauitiful..
Karryann

Taryn said...

What a great DWR!! The quilting in it is really fantastic. Lucky you!

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