Boy oh boy do I have a treat for you today!
Last weekend my mom had a huge garage sale/moving sale. She wants to downsize a bit and move to a place where she'll enjoy when she's retired in a few years.
As I was helping out at the sale I came across all kinds of quilty goodies for the old days. I'm telling you, this is a real peek into my quilting past!
First off, a "quillow"...who remembers those? I suppose they're still around but you don't see them much in the modern, online circles. Who knows how old I was when I made this, 12 maybe?
Next up, probably one of the last quilts I made in my youth at home. Aren't those fabrics sweet!? I picked them all out myself (I was probably 13 or 14 maybe?). And I was in the process of hand quilting it (that's how my mom made most of her quilts, which explains why not too many actually got finished). Predictably, I lost steam on the hand quilting and never finished it.
Oh and this one is showstopper LOL!
P.S. Someone actually bought this at the sale.
This is a testament to my love of whimsy (it goes waaaay back!). I remember pouring over this booklet and wanting to make everything in it!
I actually found a lot of stuff that appealed to my current sensibilities. Like this book, Feathered Star Quilts. So many amazing variations.
This quilt was made between 1815-1830. Gorgeous!
This one was made in 1900 in Gainsville, TX, just up the road from me! Such bright colors.
All in all, while I'm not a fan of garage sales (because they are so much work!), Mom's garage sale took me down memory lane. And that was fun!