Thursday, August 25, 2011

Old Quilts

My friend Julia felt sorry for me after reading my recent blog post about not buying any antique quilts for awhile and so the other day she came over with this vintage Apple Core quilt - for ME!



Seems she was shopping and it just whispered my name to her. It's very scrappy and pieced and quilted by hand. Although it has a few worn spots it's beautiful nonetheless. You know how I love checks and plaids . . . . and apples too! This one would be very cute in a small size and I remember seeing a pattern for a very colorful scrappy one made by Cindy Blackberg in a Jo Morton book. Cindy Blackberg sells the stamps on her website. One more for the list!


It sure looks like the quilter used up scraps from her scrap basket - maybe pieces of old shirts and worn housedresses.  I love the occasional patch of a black print next to the pastels. Very striking, don't you think?


18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt, very nice surprise.
    I have the apple core die, but it was bigger than I wanted. I guess I will have to practice some curve sewing on the machine.

    Debbie

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  2. Oh Kathy, What a frind you have. That quilt is to die for!!! Thanks for sharing. Karen in IL.

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  3. What a lovely act of kindness!! It is a lovely quilt, I love the squishy-ness and softness of old hand quilted quilts, worn with love in every stitch!!! What a treasure! Now if that couldn't brighten up a girls' day!!!!!!

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  4. what a great friend to find you such a treasure

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  5. What an awesome friend!!! How lucky for you to get such a treasure. Some people just have the biggest hearts, it would have been so easy to keep a quilt like that for oneself....not sure I could part with it for a friend lol.

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  6. Oh, Kathy, you're so "lucky"!! What a friend!!
    Coincidentally, I just received a package from Patchpieces.com, and in it was my order for 2" applecores!! (By the way, I do not believe in luck or coincidence, but the words come out anyway! lol)
    I hope to work on some on my flight in two weeks, guess I'd better get busy with finding the fabrics I want to use, and cut, eh??
    Gerda in Alberta

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  7. Oh Gerda, that is sure funny! Maybe you sent me the Apple Core vibes . . .

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  8. Yes, I am lucky to have a friend like her - bad thing is she's moving next year, don't know what I'll do!

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  9. Kathy- I think you will just have to visit me a lot and we will explore some new quilt shops in that area. Maybe you could just move there too and we could still be neighbors. :) Julia

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  10. Another beauty! I hope your friend is moving to my neighborhood! I always have room for a new friend :0

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  11. Oh I love it!! It is alive. The cross hatching quilting is wonderful. I have recently bought a Grandmothers Garden quilt and It is my new love....but I mustn't tell my husband!

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  12. I've bought a template - but that is as far as I got in my desire to make one of these! Lovely!

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  13. Wow what a beauty. I've never seen an antique Apple Core quilt before. Lucky you to have such a wonderful friend. Hugs

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  14. Would your friend want to adopt me? What a great little quilt and a great friend!

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  15. Oh my, what a wonderful friend you have. That is a beauty!!!!!

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  16. I have had the template to make an apple core for years. ...At least it isn't a UFO. LOL
    Yours is just beautiful.

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  17. What a wonderful gift!! Thanks so much for sharing the great photos with us.

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