Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday: Dresden Plate quilt



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



I really can't help myself.  I purchase old and vintage quilts when the price is right, even on vacation.  And I was on vacation in Cape Cod and the price was right. Note there are cut-outs (flaps?) so that the quilt drapes nicely over the corners of the end of the bed.  there are some stains on this, which brought the price down.


A closer look.

 
And a look at one block.  Great fabrics! And 18 petals to each flower, not 12 or 16.  I think I have one of these fabrics in my fabric hoard collection.
 
This top has finished seams and so is a "summer spread" - usable as is, but no filler or backing.  The pink strips shown above are top-stitched on - not very well I may add.
 
Happy vintage Thingy Thursday! Is there a well-loved quilt in your family?

Viridian

14 comments:

LV said...

Anything to do with quilts, I love. So I really enjoyed your post today. I have several quilts, old and new. I want them all. Most of the times, the vintage ones are so expensive I cannot buy many. Coloradolady has a suggestion that works to remove stains from your quilt.

Ulla said...

Beautiful treasure! The only quilts in my family are made by me, but they are full of memories and my treasures.

P. said...

What a pretty quilt you found! I haven't seen too many summer spreads like that, but it is very summery looking with the colors used.

Miri said...

Lovely Dresden Plate summer spread! I just love the open sides for a four-poster. Were the seams done as french seams on the back? Is that what you meant by finished seams? (I'm always so curious about how they did things back in the day!)

Tammy said...

Lovely quilt, very pretty colours and in excellent shape given its age. Happy VTT

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful quilt....I love the colors and sat looking at all the wonderful fabrics for a while! Have a great VTT!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a great quilt, such fun and unique Dresden Plate pattern! I've never seen a quilt/coverlet with the sides like that, that's a great idea - there can be so much volume there.

Happy VTT!
Sally

Ann said...

I love quilts too, I have a couple that my family made. My Mom gave me one she purchased a few years ago also. I love the way the corners are cut out, how clever. Happy VTT

Postcardy said...

I always enjoy looking at all the fabrics in Dresden plates.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such pretty quilt you found! and the design of Dresden plates are just lovely on the quilt! Happy VTT

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh i do LOVE vintage quilts..yours is delightful & so summery :)

thanks also for your lovely comments :) x

Jeanne said...

Just beautiful and a great find.
Hugs, Jeanne

Rebecca Everett said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Love the corner cut-outs. One of my pet peeves is not getting blankets to lie right in the corners. Thanks for sharing!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your quilt top is lovely. Soak in OxiClean over night and those stains will likely disappear. The trick I finally learned is that you have to dissolve the OxiClean in HOT water, agitate it well with your detergent, then add the fabric for a long soak. Your colors don't look likely to run, but test before hand just to be sure. With delicate or old fabric, I always air dry. The dryer just eats fabric over time.

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