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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vintage Quilts

Coloradolady is the quilt maker. I just look, drool and then buy. I have several vintage and new. I use most of mine like a bed spread. I have one or two I sleep under, but not many. For many more fascinating vintage things, go to http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.

A preview of a few of my vintage quilts.





These are all hand pieced and hand quilted.



33 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and colorful vintage quilts, I lake it!
Thank you for sharing this beauty dear LV.

Have a nice day, kisses:)

Ginny said...

So much work these must have taken! I think the prettiest is the butterfly one, I have never seen a butterfly quilt, so unusual and so much more work involved!

Linda Chapman said...

just beautiful! I imagine your sleep is sweet under these lovely things!

My Vintage Blankie said...

The quilts are all so pretty. I love the colors and you must appreciate their colors during the winter months. The butterflies are lovely!!! Thank you.

Emily said...

LV, Your quilts are beautiful. My MIL quilts and she too uses them as spreads and displays. She has a few for sleeping. Thanks for the quilt show. I'll show this post to her. Thanks for a lovely share.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Becky K. said...

Wow! Great quilts. I have one that my grandmother pieced. It has material from three generations of dresses, my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother. I treasure it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great quilts LV! I love the colors and fun designs-enjoy:@)

Manzanita said...

All of your quilts are lovely. I love all vintage quilts. I never saw a butterfly design.
I have a book of the quilt designs of the civil war when slaves were traveling underground to the north. The quilt designs were messages telling slaves where to go and they would hang them on the line. Clever, huh?
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Your quilts are really lovely.

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

A home just wouldn't be a home without quilts. All of your quilts are just lovely. Thanks for sharing them.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

LV, your quilts are gorgeous! I know you love quilts :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is amazing work.

A Vintage Green said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts. The butterfly quilt is one I have never seen. How beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.
- Joy

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You have a lovely collection of quilts. Each invites you to snuggle beneath them with a good book.

C. Joy said...

You have beautiful quilts, the butterfly is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. cJoy

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful and terrific quilt patterns, LV..They are so precious to have.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful quilts! Alas, I don't have many pretty quilts, but certainly admire them!

racheld said...

How very charming and lovely!

The butterfly one is simply spectacular, and though the picture will enlarge UP three times, I still cannot tell the method. Is is embroidery or pieced fabric? Can you imagine the DAYS and months it must have taken.

I always imagine getting the family out for the day, the breakfast dishes done, and a pot of something simmering on the stove, before sitting down to the quilting-frame. There was one on little pulleys in the ceiling of the "spare" bedroom of the first house we lived in when I was first married.

I'm so glad that you keep them actually out on the beds to enjoy looking at. One of ours is board-tucked just beneath the ceiling on our bedroom wall, and I enjoy seeing it every morning.

rachel

bj said...

These are beautiful quilts, LV.
I, for some reason, have always been partial to the 9 patch..yours is very pretty.

I've made a few quilts but all on my machine. I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to hand quilt..and..at this stage of my life, I don't even WANT to know. Hahaa
xoxo bj

Danica said...

They are all so very pretty! I have an older one that was my grandmothers. :-)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Just gorgeous! the butterfly one is so unusual! They are so comfy to curl up under.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, LV... Hand-quilted is something you rarely see anymore... Quilters are using those machines now...

I love them all.. If you ever want to sell one, keep me in mind. I absolutely love old quilts.

I have never seen the butterfly one before. Gorgeous.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

You've got some beautiful vintage quilts. I don't think I could pick out a favorite.

Judy said...

You can tell that a couple of them are scrap quilts, as the backgrounds don't all match each other...
I love the butterflies! Are they appliqued?

jeanne said...

Hi LV, your quilts are so wonderful. They are all so different and the thing I like the most is they are all hand pieced and quilted. The last one you shared is so colorful and pretty I love the butterflies too.
Thank you for sharing them today.
XO, Jeanne

Lady Jane said...

These are beautiful quilts. I keep telling myself I am going to make one one day but I have so many hobbies now I cant keep up with them. Blessings, LJ

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Gorgeous quilts! Love the butterflies!

Mom Walds Place said...

What a wonderful collection! All of the complimentary things the others have said in their comments are absolutely true! How long have you been collecting vintage quilts?

Elaine said...

Such treasures..I have one my mother made in 1942 and on my motherin law gave us. I have a couple of store bought i sleep under.

Miri said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts! The butterfly quilt is absolutely amazing-I've never seen one quite like it!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

They are beautiful !

Cindy said...

Oh, I love your vintage quilts! Especially the one with the butterflies! So pretty!

kitty said...

Oh, lucky you to have all those beautiful quilts!! They are gorgeous.