Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Old Tops

 We went to an estate auction this past Saturday. We had been on the fence about going as weather was not all that great. Then just decided to go!
We were there all day! The folks that were running the auction really were not as organized as they should have been so was a slow one!
Was an old basket full of textile stuff so I bid and won. Had four pieced quilt tops mixed in with some other things.
These tops are quite the mix. The blocks are all mostly pieced by hand. The fabrics used all range in age. Seems like someone got into a box of very old scraps and mixed them up with newer ones. Saying 'new' but not as in today's fabrics! Not sure if I will work on them fixing up borders and quilting or leave as is.
They look pretty just hanging around or on a  chair folded.

 Here is first one. Love the colors. There are calicoes/feed sacks and shirtings with some blue indigo.

I also won a box of old wooden hangers so put this one on one at chimney side.

Here is a small pinwheel top. Lots of real 30's and feed sacks. Some muslin too.

Hung it up at end of oak cabinet on old wooden hanger also. Looks Springy!

This one is very vibrant but not as bright and  pic seems to make it! So may shirtings and other dress making leftovers.

Another pin wheel pattern. This is largest. Lots of  very old fabrics in this one but again a mix of age fabrics. The border fabric is an older thicker cotton fabric , maybe decor, put on by machine. If I do finish the quilt not sure if I will keep this fabric on there.

We have some other wonderfu treasures will share on another post! Wasa fun day. Was snowing some flurries when DH took some stuff out to truck one time! Was like OH NO! our stuff may get wet! hahaha! It stopped. We were really not that far from the farm.

I did some Christmas shopping too. So we are almost done! We do not buy many gifts anymore. All grands are out of town/state so easier to send gift cards.
Postage is so high on shipping! Bought my first book of stamps at $9.20!!

Well best get to a sewing project I agreed to for do for some one else.
Will share that later too!

Oh my just heard on radio there is sleet/snow up road! Came in early today!
We are getting yet another chance at snow this week, today through Thursday!
Poor Easter Bunny maybe hiding eggs in Winter weather come Easter!


  1. Wow...those tops are wonderful and to have your Christmas shopping almost done...wow!!

  2. What a wonderful find. I am glad that someone who can appreciate them got the basket.

  3. I hear y'all are due for some weather. Hope it's not too crazy. Those are awesome finds! How cool!

  4. I think the weatherman has been drinking. The sun is shining and it is 50 degrees out there. Oh well, I wouldn't mind a snow day. The quilts are awesome. Can't wait to see them up close. By the time I finish some of mine they will be antique!!!! Alright--back to sewing. Have a fun day!

  5. I guess this past week-end was great for estate sales! You really scored though with these quilt tops. What an awesome find! I'm so jealous!

  6. I love the quilt tops you got! I think I'd keep them just the way they are! :0)

  7. Wow great find!!!! Christmas shopping?? That's just wrong!!! :)

  8. You are so lucky! You just don't find that sort of thing here in Australia. Our quilting tradition isn't that old or that strong.


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