"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Goodwill Find....

Was down in Indianapolis the past couple of days with my GF (had to attend a conference for school down there), and we went to the Goodwill Outlet there. Found a pair of shoes for work for $4 - almost brand new, and in great shape. A couple of embroidered pieces for my quilting work, and a nice mid-weight jacket for this fall / winter.
One of the best things tho that I came home with was a quilt top made from 30's prints, Feedsack prints (real ones!), and 40's prints. I think the blocks are made from a variation of the Puss-in-the-Corner block pattern. All of the fabrics are in great shape, only one of the muslin squares has any slight (very slight) darkening. Blocks were hand pieced, and then for the most part were machine pieced together. A couple of blocks have sections where the original maker had to be creative because she was running out of fabric. Quilt size is roughly 76" square. Haven't decided what I'm going to do with it yet....but just knew I couldn't leave it there. Pics of the quilt top are below. =)





Gratitudes:
1. Wonderful fall weather - and it's even starting to cool off!
2. For the retreat that I'm looking forward to in a couple of weeks!

7 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Great top, Moira! I always like that pattern, and you know how I am about scrappy. What a treasure-find.

Mommarock said...

Well that is sweet! I know I would have picked that up too.. I need to find out where my goodwill is right away!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

interesting find!! I would finish and keep it! antiques are great! :)

franie said...

What a great find! It is awesome.

Claire said...

Wow! What a find! I never seem to be "there" when such things are put out.

Remind me to tell you about the Midwest Fabric Study Group--they like to look at tops that have many fabrics.

One workshop I went to advised that if a top were unique, to preserve it as it--to not lose antique value; if ordinary but attractive and old, finish it. The finishing was recommended variously, some said hand if hand pieced, but others said machine quilt so that it would be used.

cityquilter said...

moira,your goodwill find is gorgeous! how fortunate! and i love your batik blocks also...good to see you posting again!

Lori said...

What a terrific top Moira!