11/12/09

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Hi, everybody! Welcome to VTT sponsored by my friend Coloradolady (Suzanne). Suzanne is featuring a set of dishes that remind her of her childhood today. At the bottom of my blog, I've left a little note to Suzanne about those dishes.

Today, I'm in honor of my Dad's very good news after his procedure yesterday, I'm featuring a quilt that came from his parent's home. This is a real beauty with blue stars, muslin and the sashing is red with green cornerstones. It is beautifully pieced. The pattern is either Sunflower or Sunflower in a Star, I can't remember which. I stumbled up on it very soon after My mom gave me the quilt and didn't get it and now, I can't find it again. The yellow sunflower petals are sewn in such a way that they are three dimensional, which explains why the lines don't look straight. It's because they are sewn into the seam between the two blue starpoints, spread and pressed flat into the teardrop shape of a petal.

The top is beautiful, but I think it must have been purchased or handed down. The quilting is not up to the high quality of the hand pieced top. The backing is the thinest navy polyester...so thin that you can see the batting through it and the quilting stitches are very large and nowhere near straight lines, but done in a dark blue thread, so each and every one of them shows up on the top. One day, I hope to pull the quilting stitches, replace the poly batting and backing with cotton and re-handquilt it. One day...you know, that day. That day when i don't have 44 other quilting irons in the fire.


Now, for my funny Suzanne story. Suzanne is featuring a set of dishes just like the ones her Mom had when Suzanne was a kid. If you remember, about 6 weeks ago, we went antiquing and had the challenge to buy a full place setting to use at our supper that night and we could only spend $3. My plate was from that set. The set must have been popular in the are we were in because we saw a ton of it, cheap! I even went into some thrift store and saw a whole set, with serving pieces. Wish I could remember where, Suzanne!
Y'all have a great Thursday and jump on over to Suzanne's site and see all the other great vintage items people have shared. Lane

12 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

That is such a wonderful quilt. I love all the fabrics that whoever used. I hope you do get to "someday" and get it fixed up properly. Thanks for sharing Lane.

Becky said...

Well, that is a very pretty quilt! I love blue and yellow together. The sashings make them pop!

Auntie Em said...

What a pretty way to make stars/sunflowers or whatever you want to call them. I think we can all relate to your "someday" list. At least I sure can. ;-)

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I love quilts and whenever I visit the United States I like to check out local collections in the museums. When I do that my husband brings along a good book and settles down in the car to read because he knows he's going to be there for awhile!
Evelyn in Montreal

Postcardy said...

I wonder if those dishes were mostly distributed in certain parts of the country--I have never seen any.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW you've got a HUGE task ahead of you, Lane, and i'm sure you're up to the challenge!!..polyester backing, what were they thinking..how vile!! btw it's a gorgeous design and displays beautifully :)

Robin Ennis Willson said...

the quilt looks beautiful in the picture...looks like a lot of work went into it. I think it would be a lot of work to tear it apart, but can understand if the blue stitches show through and look awful :(
I still think that if it really doesn't bug you, I'd leave it alone :)

Coloradolady said...

Lane, your quilt is a beauty. I just love the colors....you know, you may be right about that certain areas have these, because my grandparents are from a tiny town south of Waco, and these could very easily been purchased there....and you found a WHOLE set...MY. OH. MY. Be still my heart!!!! Happy VTT!

Quiltluver said...

I love that quilt. I'm sure that "someday" we'll read in your blog that you've decided to go ahead with this project. I don't know where you get the energy, but I enjoy reading your stories. Take care, Karen

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! That sure does seem like a big task to undertake. I wish you well with it.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

concretenprimroses said...

Beautiful cover. Good luck with your remake!
Kathy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got beautiful quilt.. and what a big task you going to take.. wish you good luck and don't forget to show us the end result!

have a good weekend!