Monday, April 22, 2013

A Beautiful Find


Hi, out there!  So sorry to have been absent for so long....but, I'm back now and anxious to show you
my newest 'find.'  I went 'out and about' yesterday and much to my amazement, this quilt called my name, so I had to have it!  It's vintage and in lovely condition.  I put it on this bed right over the quilt already on the bed...just to take some quick photos to show you.  I'm quite proud of it and do so appreciate all the work of another quilter's hands.  I always wonder what the woman making this quilt had to go through just to find the time to make it.  And, so, assuming she is now gone, I will love it for her.


I know there are various and assorted names for this quilt.....so I had to look it up...but just look at this photo...do we really need to know their names....or can we just love them anyway?  I think we can.



Figured I needed to show you the corner of the quilt....don't you just love the little 'kite' shapes that become the edge....the great quilt person who made this quilt took the time to bind this the 'hard' way with all those little points...and it sure makes it special to me....you know, I can applique pretty much anything, but piecing is another story...I so admire the nice piecing on these vintage quilts!


I just happen to own some quilt books.....more than anyone should, I suppose, and among them are these books.......you might want to look into owning them yourself if you find you often need to know the names of any quilts you find while searching the flea markets.  



This 'encyclopedia' is the one I chose to find this pattern.  I've often looked up patterns in it and I believe it to be a wonderful resource. 


Here on pages 74-75, are the names attributed to this block....#445.9..."Periwinkle", "Hummingbird" or "Bluet."  I suppose the name "Bluet" came from the tiny wildflowers we have here and I bet you do too.  If you'd like to see some wonderful photos of these flowers (considered weeds here, but not to ME), just Google the name and you can find all kinds of examples.  So pretty.
The old navy man will prefer the name "Hummingbird" as he loves those little birds and is currently watching the feeders.



And, here is the drawing of the block.  Lovely to find it, I think.  Then, a photo of the back of the quilt.  I find it interesting that the four 'kite pieces' on this quilt were pieced together on the machine, and those pieces were hand pieced to all the white pieces to make the quilt top.  Interesting.  Being a 'dyed in the wool' hand-piecer and 'appliquer', of course I am impressed with this fact.  The quilt is hand-quilted.  A person after my own heart, for sure.

Here is another photo of the quilt....it was 'love at first sight'!



And, here is another photo.....one of the great things about this quilt...is just every once in a while...there is a pink piece of fabric....so lovely!!!  Sure hope you have enjoyed seeing this vintage beauty!  Hope you are all well and I'll try to post again SOON.  Take care out there....pat





10 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

It is interesting that just today, Barbara Brackman put up a post on 30's quilts with scalloped borders. That is truly a lovely quilt!

Thearica said...

oh wow! Such a lovely find indeed!

ga447 said...

You have a winner, I just love it. The quilt is so soothing and it spells comfort. I am glad you rescued the quilt.

Jane S. said...

What a terrific find! It's so pretty, and has a good home with you. :)

Christy said...

Oh, how beautiful! I absolutely love it! I don't know how you find these wonderful things, Pat. I'm so glad you didn't pass it up and gave it a nice home.
Christy
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Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Very Pretty, and meant for you to find. I believe the Universe places such treasures in the hands of those who will truly appreciate them. The Keepers.

Nice to hear from you too.
xx, Carol

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Pat! I'm not sure I have seen this pattern. I noticed the pinks right away. I love the name Hummingbird. So beautiful. You must be delighted! I hope you're enjoying spring!

Jaybird said...

Beautiful, beutiful quilt!! I love the colors AND can really appreciate the work!
A story for the old Navy man:
Last week one morning I was dressing for work...the bathroom window is just to the right of the hummingbird feeder. I happened to look out and there was a hummer looking right in at me. After exchanging comments in gibberish, he convinced me that he was starving and had NO MORE FOOD!! Of course there are three other feeders farther out in the yard :^)
I went out to refil the glass jug, and the entire time I was filling it, Mr. Hummer was looking in my ears, looking in the bottle of syrup, checking out my hair..etc.. I was laughing so hard, I could barely pour the juice. These are some demanding little beggars!!
Blessings,
J

I am Just One Mom said...

Lovely. And on my To Do list.

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