Remember how I mentioned something about an antiques store?
I found the cutest, coziest quilt! YESSS!
Just browsing around a local antiques mall I enjoy... it's very much hit or miss there...
But over the years I've found some fantastic things to have in my home.
I rounded a corner, and saw this small quilt hanging up!
A generous twin/full size, and in excellent condition - no stains, holes, or even a missed stitch!
Doth my eyes deceive me?! Is this tag really the price?!
Now, I know it's not ancient, and it doesn't have perfect quilting or pristine fabrics,
but I loved it's geometry and color and feel instantly. And it was $59.00! Are you KIDDING me?!
Machine pieced and hand-quilted... with LOTS of different fabrics from various eras.
Most of the fabric looks like it's from the 40's (help me out here, Wendy!) but theres a wide variety.
If you look at the above photo, toward the bottom left, you can even find a DOG!
(Golden Retriever? Irish Setter?)
I also really like the skeleton keys on the pink background, and a pink/orange paisley pattern.
The above pic had one of my favorite fabric pieces - it's gotta be late 60's or early 70's!
Love the flower pattern, colors, and especially the texture!
The above pic shows more fabrics I really liked, especially the center red, gold and light blue.
And one more paisley pattern that I liked a LOT - pink and lavender and blue too -
how could anyone not that THAT fabric pattern and color combination!
You know, I've always thought to myself, how ironic it is that a quilt is made up of so many fabrics.....
gorgeous, plain, colorful, interesting, flowers, stripes, and the list goes on and on.....
some of them are even downright HOMELY when you really check them all out!
But you put them all together and magic happens - all of the sudden they're perfect together!
All the pieces combine to make something that couldn't be more beautiful!
I think quilts are a lot like people.
There's room for everyone. Differences are good. Everyone needs each other.
We're special just how we are. Combined together, we make the world beautiful.