Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garage sale discovery!

Today I came home with this Depression-era summer quilt.  It's 82" x 96", backed with muslin but has no batting.  It was made by the seller's grandmother, but "nobody wants it."

The baskets were hand pieced, then appliqued to muslin squares with black running stitch.  The edges are also finished with a line of black running stitch all the way around.

There are some age spots and stains, but no tears or fraying -- the fabric seems to have good integrity.  The muslin still feels like it has sizing, so I'd bet this quilt has never been washed.

I paid $6 for this beauty, and feel like I got a wonderful treasure!  I'll press it and get a better photo soon.