Happy Monday everyone! Good weekend? I hope so!
Mine was nice and quiet, just how I like it to be. It was so quiet in fact it reminded me of my recent visit to see my Aunt who lives in a little town in Northern Georgia.
She basically lives in the country. She has horses in her backyard, my cellphone doesn't work there, she has to use satellite to get the internet. You get the idea. I'm always happy to pay her a visit because it's so serene and peaceful, plus the children really love it there.
One of the other reasons I love to visit is the antique shopping! Wooooooot! ^_^ There are ALWAYS some fantastic vintage finds to be had and on my most recent visit this Summer I found this lovely vintage quilt and the shop owner sold it to me for $3.00. THREE DOLLARS! *faints* Awesome!!
Now I'm no quilt historian, so I have absolutely no idea how old it could be.
There are a lot of vintage feedsack prints throughout, but what I think I was most drawn to is the overall design. It looks like a quilt that could easily have been made today by a modern quilter. I especially love the cluster of dark colors towards the center and then the pretty faded colors around the outside.
It's quite worn and also slightly tattered and torn in certain spots, which brings me to the other reason I was drawn to it. In some spots there are two layers of fabric in the quilt top instead of one. Almost like little hidden pockets.
It seems someone cut or ripped out the top parts to expose the fabric underneath.
I really wish I knew more about this quilt. Who made it, when they made it, why the double layers, why someone ripped out certain pieces, were there secret messages hidden inside?
So many questions that will never be answered. But it's certainly fun making up stories with the children about this treasure and where it came from. I think that's what I like most about vintage finds. The mystery behind them.
Has anyone ever seen a quilt made like this before?