Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Quilts




Sometimes my thrifted 'finds' find me! This is a quilt top that came to me as a tied quilt with the inner batting all bunched up. Someone washed & dried the quilt, apparently, and it looked like this:







I took off the backing, the little ties, and the batting and now I have a pretty quilt top. The fabrics are an interesting combination of wool (the gray), cotton, and an occasional rayon. The top has some 'issues,' with a few worn spots, but now it can begin a sweet new life as a table covering. Check out that blue fabric with the circles -- love!







The quilt came to me along with these two:




All three came by way of a local senior center, where they were headed for the dustbin, and are considered, at best, 'cutter' quilts. But the lavendar 'Flying Geese' could end up in our bedroom, with a little mending.





And this quilt, which I had temporarily set down on the floor, immediately became our grouchy old cat's favorite snoozing spot. The entire back is that beautiful flowered print on the right -- makes me swoon -- love! This one is a true 'cutter'. If I do cut it up, at least part of it will become kitty's winter-nap throne pillow. It makes him as happy as it makes me.




2 comments:

GardenGoose said...

those are so pretty. hey there..I answered your questions about the garden project up under your comment.:0) hope you have a great week.

Nancy Jo said...

OH Katie, the dust bin!!! What an awful thought. Once again I don't understand what people are thinking. I know lots of people are not interested in these things, but they must know someone that is. LIKE US!!! Well so glad they found a home with you and it sounds like Kitty is happy too.
NANCY JO
PS. PAID ONE DOLLAR FOR THE EMBROIDERY THREAD.I LOVE THE BOX.