Wednesday, July 14, 2010

taking on someone else's unfinished project: happy VTT



I am joining Coloradolady this week for Vintage Thingy Thursday. See what other people are sharing - click on the icon above.


As if I didn't have enough of my own UFO's (UnFinished Objects).  I have to buy one off ebay.


Arriving in a sheet box was a set of partially finished Dresden plate blocks and pre-cut pieces. In addition, a catalog from John C. Michael Co. of St. Petersburg Fla., with other kits listed.  I had not heard of this company before.



Here are two of the finished circles, some of the pre-cut petals, and wedge-shaped pieces for the border.  Under the pile of fabric pieces is a very long strip of lavender cotton, for the binding.  You needed to provide the muslin for each block, the batting, and the backing material. Still, according to the catalog, this kit for the "Friendship Quilt" cost $2.50. (I paid quite a bit more for this kit! Shh!) There is no date on the catalog or the instructions, pictured below.


The instructions, by the way, are a bit limited!
Maybe this kit is from the 1940's? early 50's?  A good value perhaps if you didn't have a variety of printed fabrics.  Muslin is always cheap and available.  Quilt kits are still available today, some yes with pre-cut pieces.

Must stay away from ebay..... stay away from ebay....

Viridian

12 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

They quilt circles are pretty. I must stay away from ebay and etsy...anythiny that starts with e.
I try to hang out at thrift stores and yard sales. ♦olive

LV said...

I have an old quilt in this pattern. It is very pretty made up. You will love it when you finished.

Elizabeth said...

You nut! Stay away from eBay! I've managed to forget my username (I think!)
This will be a beautiful quilt when you finish it. We expect to see pictures!

Postcardy said...

I like you kit and booklet just the way they are. I wouldn't even try to finish it.

Anna said...

I don't know the first thing about quilting, but I love this kit. I hope you will show it off when its done!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

They are such colorful fabrics. Have fun with it.

Jeanne Selep said...

Ebay isn't so bad. Even if you don't work on the quilt, you get to feel and touch and look at the vintage fabrics, their colors, the patterns so very different from todays. It's like a different time can be felt in your fingertips.

Enjoy!

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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

eBay, who can live without them.. I can't! teehee.. worlds biggest treasure trove! love the kit.. wish I know how to quilt.. your kit, the fabric just lovely

quiltfool said...

Don't think about what it cost. Think about how beautiful it is! And, it is. Love all those vintage fabrics, already cut out for you. Lane

Michelle said...

I can see why you couldn't resist these lovely Dresdens. What terrific fabrics! It's going to make a beautiful quilt.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post! What a fun find and what a great kit. I look forward to hearing about what you will do with it.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Jeanne said...

I did VTT For awhile but haven't done it lately, guess I should hop back in and WHAT A FIND. It is a good thing we don't live near each other or we would be fighting over fabric I think, but who knows I didn't check your profile, maybe we do live close to each other. Wouldn't that be a hoot. :)

Jeanne in WET AND SOGGY SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN

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