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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Quilt



Coloradolady at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com has a wonderful Vintage Thingies feature each Thursday. She also has this thing about quilts and quilt fabric. If you have not visited her blog, you need to do so. She will amaze and surprise you.





Because of her love, as well as my own for quilts, I am showcasing one of my vintage quilts.

This is the Dresden Plate design. I bought it at an antique mall in Waxahachie, Texas.


I am not sure what year it was made. It had to have been years ago, as they do not hand piece or hand quilt like this anymore. Notice the tiny detail quilting stitches.

35 comments:

Mecky said...

What a beautiful quilt! My mom is a quiltter and I keep saying I am going to get started, but I haven't yet.

I love hand-pieced and hand-quilted quilts!

Mecky

Becky K. said...

That is simply gorgeous!!
I love quilts but do not quilt at all myself.
My Grandmother was pretty good and I have one of hers. A log cabin design. My Mom points out the different pieces and tells me whose dresses or aprons they come from.
Love that!

Tracy said...

LV,That is a beautiful quilt and the colors so brilliant! I love quilts and we have a ecru quilt on our bed with greens and pinks and mauves...really pretty!
Thanks for stopping by 'my house' Yeah, the Eeyore mug is pretty spectacular, I must agree! :)

Postcardy said...

That is a really beautiful quilt. I liked doing patchwork, but I could never do the quilting.

By the Bluegrass said...

This is just lovely! And, will never go out of style, that's the best!
xo,
Sena

Donnie said...

That is beautiful and just think of all the time spent.

Ginny said...

How beautiful! I have not seen this pattern. Some quilts like this are so lovely and time and labor intensive that I would be afraid to actually use them!! Maybe as a bedspread it would not get much wear, though. I like the idea of getting a smaller one and hanging it though.

Crystal said...

I love quilts!! This one is beautiful!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Something like that has to be a labor of love.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi LV, OH---I love that quilt. The Dresden Plate design is one of my fav's... I have an old quilt also --which belonged to my mother. It is so special to me...

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous old quilt.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tete said...

The ladies here still do the hand quilting. Takes awhile, but I love a quilt that is beautiful on both sides and this one is. Looks great on the bed.
Hugs- Tete

George said...

I really like this quilt. My mother-in-law had several quilts that she made, but none was as pretty as this.

farmlady said...

This quilt is lovely. I'm always in awe of people who can do this. I can't believe that someone hand quilted the stitches on this. What patience that must take.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful LV -- I haven't seen that design. I really admire people who can do this kind of intricate work.

marian said...

WOW LV your quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS..i LOVE vintage quilts!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Aww this is so nice, i love it!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the dresden plate pattern. It is one of my favorites. ~~Sherry~~

Linda Chapman said...

What a treasure you have! It is simply beautiful!

Rebecca said...

I love old quilts-especially the crazy quilt ones!

Coloradolady said...

This is a real gem. One of my favorites. Happy VTT

Angela said...

Oh LV, that quilt is just divine. I love it.

Ulla said...

Beautiful fabrics in the Dresden plates!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great find, it looks in great shape and with such detail!

Kathy said...

That's an amazing quilt! Artistry!
Kathy

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Such beautiful workmanship! Thanks for sharing with us!

Maureen said...

That is beautiful. Look at all those little stitches! I cannot imagine how long it would take to make one.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow! That quilt is simply gorgeous!

laxsupermom said...

What a lovely quilt! You rarely see workmanship like that anymore - such intricate stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

Love this quilt! The hand quilting is so detailed and it looks like it's in such good shape with wonderful colors. I'm not a quilter, but my mother is. You have a great eye for the good stuff.

Ann said...

The Dresden quilt is beautiful. It is very striking covering the bed.
Happy VTT
Ann

Mama-Bug said...

Hi LV, thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit and for your comment. I love your old quilt it's quite lovely.

NanE said...

Oh LV, that quilt is gorgeous and quite unusual. I don't know if I have ever seen that pattern before, thank you for sharing! Nan

Anna said...

Beautiful quilt! I don't know that much about quilts but I'm sure I've never seen that pattern before. Great details.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi LV ... your quilt is spectacular. Wow. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Take care,

Kathy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

LV what a beautiful hand quilted quilt. I know you treasure this one.

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