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quiltee Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 08:14:42 AM
Saturday, while at a festival in Waxahachie, TX, I found this beautiful quilt in an antique shop. It is a very nice example of a postage stamp quilt - so named because each piece of fabric is only 3/4" square when finished. The quilt is 85 squares by 93 squares, so there are 7,905 squares in this quilt, and each was hand pieced and then the quilt was hand quilted. This quilt took a long time to make, and I cannot believe someone would give this quilt up.
And my cat, Calli, has already found the quilt.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Ninibini Posted - Oct 30 2015 : 5:51:20 PM
Linda, your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL! What a treasure! Enjoy! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

LadyInRed Posted - Oct 30 2015 : 12:42:44 AM
Linda...Love Your Quilt too!! So colorful!!! Another Great Find Girl!!!

Love and Hugs,

Farmgirl #1326
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month

Don't allow others to steal the Glitz from your *SPARKLE*

Life is too short to knit with ugly yarn!

Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 29 2015 : 6:47:33 PM
Wow that is such a beautiful quilt. It must have taken forever to make. Glad you were able to find it. Now you can cherish it like it should be.

Marilyn Hartman Sullivan Posted - Oct 29 2015 : 12:21:54 PM
Sometimes people just don't have any idea what time and thought go into something of such beauty. It was probably made for someone special who is long gone. So glad it fell into the hands of someone who will appreciate and treasure it.

I read an interesting bit on the web recently. A lady was selling hand-crocheted afghans at a craft fair. A shopper came by and picked up one of the afghans, studying it carefully and turning it over and over in her hands. "Your work is lovely, but you charge too much!" The crocheter thanked the shopper, but said that she felt her prices were well in line. The shopper persisted. "I would love to have you make one of these for me in green yarn, but I would only be willing to pay about half what you are charging. I figured x dollars for yarn, x dollars for the little ribbons, and I will even throw in x dollars for the needles or hooks or whatever it is that you use." The weary crocheter took the woman's payment and address and promised delivery "ASAP," at the shopper's request.

A week or so later, the bargain-hunting shopper found a package at her door. She opened it to find 5 skeins of green yarn, 2 yards of ribbon and a brand new crochet hook, along with a note from the crocheter. "Here are the materials you requested -- I won't charge you extra, even though the materials cost a little more than you paid me. Enjoy crocheting your afghan."

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
NY Pumpkin girl Posted - Oct 29 2015 : 11:06:59 AM
Beautiful quilt... I also have a postage stamp quilt that my grandma made me. I no longer use it on my bed, because I am afraid to cause it too much wear as I want it to last forever. So much work goes into a quilt.

NY Pumpkin girl
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 29 2015 : 07:53:32 AM
Beautiful quilt! What a wonderful find.

Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
katmom Posted - Oct 28 2015 : 8:03:16 PM
Linda,,, OMG! fab find on the quilt.....

And what a sweet gift you made for Maryjane....

Isn't it awesome being a 'fabraholic'? lol!

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

AnnieinIdaho Posted - Oct 27 2015 : 9:45:29 PM
What a great find! The pattern reminds me of when we used to make gum wrapper chains, the zig zag of the pattern in different colors. I am glad you rescued this quilt. It deserves to be re-appreciated. Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 4:51:46 PM
Those are the best kinds of quilts....loved. Maybe someone got rid of it just so you could love it. Hope so. Good find Ceejay

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
ceejay48 Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 2:21:48 PM
Beautiful quilt! Wow, what a lot of work!

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

my aprons -

living life -

from my heart -

from my hubby -
quiltee Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 2:12:48 PM
Thank you MaryJane. I love the new MJF line of fabrics.

Thank you Winnie. i'm so glad I found it.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
MaryJane Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 1:48:24 PM
Again Quiltee, thank you for sending us a new dish drainer quilt, microwave hotpads, and cute little scrubbby dishcloths!!!!!! Very clever.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 10:55:09 AM
Wow, LInda, this is a work of ART!!! Thanks for sharing!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
quiltee Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 10:17:30 AM
Thanks, all - I love, love, love this quilt. All the colors!

I'm so glad you like them, MaryJane. I had fun making them. I love mine, too.
Those scrubby rags are so easy peasy to make - and so are the microwave bowl potholders. And everyone loves using them.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
ClaireSky Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 09:21:23 AM
What a great find!! It's really pretty!!

Farmgirl #399
May 2010 Farmgirl of the Month

Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog ... Charles F. Doran
Noreen Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 09:15:38 AM
Wow! What a great find! It is beautiful!

Enjoy it!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
MaryJane Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 08:53:35 AM
Fantastic find Quiltee!!!! Speaking of "gets," I love my new dish drainer quilt, super clever scrubby rag, and microwave bowl holder.

I'll get a photo posted. You are such a dear to think of us like that.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
forgetmenot Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 08:45:37 AM

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
YellowRose Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 08:19:39 AM

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

hudsonsinaf Posted - Oct 26 2015 : 08:17:00 AM
What a beautiful quilt! I cannot imagine putting a quilt of such small pieces together! The time and concentration that must have taken! Great find!

~ Shannon

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