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Friday, February 13, 2009

A Vintage Quilt Rescued

This vintage tied, quilt appears to be from the 1930's-40's. It is made from suiting fabric, probably men's suits, and is in pretty good shape as far as the front blocks. The machine stitching has come apart - old thread, but there is a lot of life left in it yet.
The quilt backing has several worn places and has been pieced from all the same fabric.
A thin batting appears to be old flannel, not necessarily caught in the edges. The binding is not separate, but the blocks have been turned over the edge and stitched to the backing.
The quilt is not really remarkable except that it is a reminder of how our foremothers made it a point to use what they had on hand.
The remarkable thing to me, is that DS' neighbor, who is 30 something, discovered this quilt in some discarded items headed for the the tip. He rescued it and explained that he "just felt someone had done a lot of work and that should be appreciated." He is a remarkable young man, His home is filled with items that have been rescued and refurbished, to present a warm, inviting, nicely decorated atmosphere. I will help him by restoring this to a usable condition and look forward to seeing what he does with it.
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1 comment:

  1. And you'll do a great job of restoration.

    I worked in an office years ago that one of the bosses had mounted his Grandmother's quilt in a ventilated Plexiglas case and hung it for all to view.


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