I came home from the thrift store today with
**A Good Find**.
This hand pieced quilt top, circa 1900, was only $15! It's approximately 70" x 82". The ends are a bit uneven -- I guess those bias-edge diamonds got away from the maker. But it's in really good condition, no stains and the fabrics are intact and seem strong. The prints are all very typical turn-of-the-century shirtings.
When I inquired about the price, the proprieter said "1899" and I asked if that was the price or the year it had been made. I guess she must have thought I was complaining about it being too expensive. She said "Oh, the price ... well then how about $15?" Umm, sold!
I probably won't quilt it ... I think I'll just hang it over the stair railing for the patriotic season.