Raise your hand if you like vintage quilts. I happen to love vintage quilts and I’m always on the lookout for them. I love seeing the fabrics used – much of which is feedsack fabric – and I love how they can provide lots of inspiration for making new quilts.
I’ve done a blog post about vintage/antique quilts before, but that was back in December of 2014. So, I thought it was time for another one.
I was in Iowa last month to go an Iowa football game (Go Hawks!) and to visit family. While I was there, I spent an afternoon antiquing with my mom and the antique stores we went to were full of old quilts. I just had to take a few pics of my favorites to share with all of you. Check out the beauties I found.
First up is this purple star quilt. I looove this one and it kind of makes me want to order some English paper pieces and make my own version.
This fan quilt was in pretty bad shape, but I loved the feedsack fabric so much I had to grab a picture of one of the fans that looked good.
I’ve seen versions of this circle-style quilt before and I’ve had a similar one on my quilt to-do list for ever.
I love how the quilt maker used the colored fabrics for the background. Here’s a close-up so you can see.
Here’s another version of a star quilt with the most beautiful shade of green as the background fabric.
This is another quilt that wasn’t in the best shape, but I had never seen this pattern before. Anyone know if it has a name? I loved it!
These shapes and piecing would take some time, but wouldn’t it be worth it in the end if you had a quilt that looked like this?
Out of all the quilts I saw, this may have been my favorite, but I am a sucker for anything pink.
To top it off, it was in great shape. It was hard not to buy this one, but like I need more quilts in my apartment.
And finally, I couldn’t leave without sharing a flower garden quilt from my antiquing excursion. It’s such a classic and always looks gorgeous with feedsack fabrics.
That wraps up my vintage quilt share for 2017. Hope you enjoyed it!