This log cabin was truly loved and seeing it in all it's original fabrics, hand quilted was amazing...A close-up of the detail in the blocks and fabrics used. It was entirely hand quilted, some of the fabric as you can see are disintegrating...I LOVE IT!
This next quilt has an incredible background, might have even been old sheeting or something as it's so soft. The Chevron border is something you just don't see today and boy does that make the quilt.
All hand quilted...but you know, one thing that struck me was none of the quilts I found had a label, whether it had worn off through the years or there just wasn't one to begin with. It's a bit sad really...
Any ideas of the age of these quilts? The merchants said the Log Cabin was 30's-40's and the Lone Star was 20's -30's do you think this is right?
I really wanted to find my company name in authentic antique children's building blocks...
The story goes...there were two large ziploc bags filled with building blocks but to be sure about my specific letters I needed to open the bags and see...the lady was interested also to see if what I needed was in there so we started spelling the name...some of the "n's" were actually "z's" and some of the blocks were larger then others (which I loved). There was only this one "L" and it's old and warn but it worked great!! The lady actually said she had an "L" at home and could bring it for me the next day - what a sweetheart! I was from out of town and thought this "L" would work perfectly...it was also cute because other shoppers were walking by and helping us pick out the letters we needed - what a fun experience!
Until next time, stay happy and creative :)