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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6704 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6704 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  08:14:42 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
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."

hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3153 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3153 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  08:17:00 AM  Show Profile
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

http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5989 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5989 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  08:19:39 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful!

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.

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  08:45:37 AM  Show Profile
Omgosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

15500 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
15500 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  08:53:35 AM  Show Profile
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 ~
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Noreen
True Blue Farmgirl

110 Posts

Noreen
Essex Junction Vermont
USA
110 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  09:15:38 AM  Show Profile  Send Noreen an AOL message
Wow! What a great find! It is beautiful!

Enjoy it!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
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ClaireSky
True Blue Farmgirl

1792 Posts

Julie
Arcadia WI
USA
1792 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  09:21:23 AM  Show Profile  Send ClaireSky an AOL message  Send ClaireSky a Yahoo! Message
What a great find!! It's really pretty!!

Julie
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
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6704 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6704 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  10:17:30 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
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."
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5672 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5672 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  10:55:09 AM  Show Profile
Wow, LInda, this is a work of ART!!! Thanks for sharing!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

15500 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
15500 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  1:48:24 PM  Show Profile
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 ~
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6704 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6704 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  2:12:48 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
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."
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13370 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13370 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  2:21:48 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message
Beautiful quilt! Wow, what a lot of work!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2474 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2474 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  4:51:46 PM  Show Profile
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
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AnnieinIdaho
True Blue Farmgirl

437 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
437 Posts

Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  9:45:29 PM  Show Profile
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'.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15724 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15724 Posts

Posted - Oct 28 2015 :  8:03:16 PM  Show Profile
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!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8337 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8337 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  07:53:32 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful quilt! What a wonderful find.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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NY Pumpkin girl
True Blue Farmgirl

104 Posts

Christine
Gouverneur New York
USA
104 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  11:06:59 AM  Show Profile  Send NY Pumpkin girl a Yahoo! Message
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
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1138 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1138 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  12:21:54 PM  Show Profile
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."
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2015 :  6:47:33 PM  Show Profile
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.

Krista
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6740 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6740 Posts

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

Love and Hugs,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

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
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7577 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7577 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2015 :  5:51:20 PM  Show Profile
Linda, your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL! What a treasure! Enjoy! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

www.papercraftingwithnini.ctmh.com

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

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