Friday, August 6, 2010

Quilt or tablecloth?

At the end of May this year, my SIL and I went to St. Jacobs area for their quilt festival. We attended a quilt preview at a Mennonite auction and while browsing the tents for new/used items, this piece was purchased for $10.00. I was looking through old used magazines and a lady customer talked me into buying this. At first, I thought it was for a twin size bed; my SIL thought it was a table cloth and runner. Now that I have it hanging up to take a photo, I realize that the open space between the embroidered areas is too wide for a pillow tuck. Once I put it on my table, it is definitely a table cloth and runner. Perfect!!! The person that did the embroidery is a master and I wonder why she never cut up the pieces and hemmed them to use. For $10.00, I sure got a treasure and I will finish them to use. 'Thank you' to whoever embroidered these ..... they are wonderful!

On the klosjes front .... there are only 4 more border blocks to do up. Perhaps next week, you might see the finished top. I know that I am anxious to see this all done.

Enjoy your weekend!

10 comments:

Donna said...

Wow, what a find with that tablecloth! It is just lovely laid out on your table like that. Imagine all that work going for $10! I really like the additional border blocks also.

Joyce said...

That's a real treasure. I'd love to go to that quilt show some time.

Joanne said...

Beautiful table cloth! And it fits your table so well.

Jennifer said...

That was a good find, and isn't it just the right size for your table too.
Looking forward to seeing the Klosjes quilt finished, in all its glory!

hetty said...

Fantastic find! Can't wait to see the klosjes quilt done!

Sandra said...

What a find! It fits your table perfectly. Lucky you!

Karen said...

What a vintage treasure. I'm sure the maker would be glad it found a good home. I love your little border flowers. Would you mind if I used your flower blocks sometime? They are absolutely adorable.

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness - $10!!!! Its beautiful and I know you have to be thrilled. I am sure the person that did the work would be happy to know it ended up in the home of someone that would appreciate its beauty and all the work that went into making it.

Barb said...

either way it's lovely!
I love the vintage cross stitch bed and table covers - great find!

KANTILAL DOOBAL said...

Thanks for sharing your art of quilting with world !

I am from India. writer on textile
embroidery and quilting. I am tourist guide & photographer. I have a great collection of antique quilts from India if you are interesting seeing them I can send you photos of them for your muse !

Regards

Kantilal Doobal
pkantilaldoobal@yahoo.com987