Friday, November 28, 2008

Love Fridays


Today I'm loving Friday because I performed a rescue (of sorts).....


Somebody had worked really dilligently to make this perfectly straight and perfectly evenly stitched quilt top.....

Only to have it end up at the Op Shop....
So even though it's not really my style (I like random the best) or my favourite colours (pink, orange, red).... I just couldn't bear to leave it there, so for $4.50, it was mine.

I'm intrigued as to who made it and why it ended up where I found it. I think I'm going to try to make it into a quilt for the couch.... and hopefully the original owner will somehow know that it found a lovely new home.

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16 comments:

cindy said...

It may not be your colour or style (I understand pink, orange and red are fabulous) but she is still rather beautiful.

angelique said...

It is amazing what you find for a mere $4.50! Somebodies hard work just turfed out. It is not really my colours either but it sure looks put together nicely.

Michelle said...

That's a bargello quilt! Nice find!

Christina Lowry said...

Great find! Lucky for the quilt too that you found it and that it will be finished and loved! :)

Ulla said...

That nice work deserves to be finished and cared for! And if it is not at all your colour, you may know somebody just perfect for this quilt.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I'm glad its found a good home. Wouldn't it be interesting to know its history - there's a fair bit of work there. Sad that someone had to give it away unfinished ... but good to know that its been saved!

Taccolina said...

I'm so pleased that you rescued it! It's a sweet little bargello quilt - a lot of work must have gone into it - and perhaps you'll find someone who loves it when it's finished?

edward and lilly said...

What an amazing find, I can't imagine giving up something that involved so much work.

dearmolly said...

if you are brave enough you could overdye it in red to give an earthy result, or pink for something a bit brighter. i think it would be worth the risk!

Kat said...

that must have taken ages for the orginal owner to make. It would be interesting to find out why someone would give it up after all that work.

Kylie B said...

Oh what a fantstic Find lucky girl

trashalou said...

Fabulous find! Of course what people need to factor in is that the maker may not have voluntarily given it up :-( but at least she will be able to look down and see that, even though her rotten children/grandchildren/extended family couldn't appreciate the work and dedication that has gone into it, somebody in the world 'gets' what she was about.
:-)

Michelle said...

thats the sweetest...
glad you nabbed it so it could be finished and cared for...

handmaiden said...

I am glad its found a good home, yo will add yr curlypops touch to it and it will be super

Selina said...

the owner gave it away knowing someone like yourself would bring it to life

Linda said...

this is amazing, so glad you rescued the quilt!! lucky you