Monday, February 05, 2007

I got it!

I got the cathedral window quilt half-off... for $22.50!
Here's the story... got to my little thrift store when it opened... went to the quilt/blanket section... no quilt. But I was ok with that, wasn't meant to be. So I find this full-size embroidery State bird quilt top for $3.50 (I'm thrilled!)... go to pay for it... I say to Amy "the cathedral window quilt is gone"... she says "no it's not, I hung it up last night, so you'd see it first thing this morning, in the clothing section"! Is she sweet ot what!! Sure enough, there it was... in all it's glory! ALL MINE!


Love my aqua square! Oh and this is a final sales, no return, no money back thrift store. Fine with me.



The embroidery work is simply amazing! The sewing on the poly knit is kinda irregular... may have to take apart and fix here and there. But I LOVE and appreciate the time, the talent, the patience and beauty of this stunning work of art!

14 comments:

Heidi said...

So glad you went back and got it! I bet you would have been regretting it for a long time if you hadn't. It's just beautiful! What a lot of work. I have a sort of similar bird quilt made by my DH's grandmother. Love it!

Leona said...

Lucky you.. that is beautiful.. they both are.

An Odd Duck said...

Wow, I can't believe how great these finds are. That's amazing. I've never seen a quilt for sale at a thrift store in New York. Lucky duck.

Becca said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! They're beautiful! No quilts for me today, but two traincases and some aprons!

Zoey said...

What great finds. I love them both. So much work went into both of them.

I think the cathedral would make a nice table skirt. What are you going to do with them?

Jennifer said...

The quilts are both great finds. The cathedral quilt is especially beautiful.

deb said...

I just love good customer service. That's really beautiful Linda and such a deal at half off (actually it's a deal at full price!)

Tiff said...

WOW! You scored big time. Both those quilts are gorgeous. I want to go thrifting with you :)

Tiff

Hillside Garden said...

Beaultiful quilt. You had a lot of luck.

Sigrun

Leigh Ann said...

What a pair of thrift store scores!

Cheers! LA

Peta said...

Both are gorgeous, what fantastic buys!

VaxGirl said...

Oh my gosh, it is amazing! If I ever found anything as nice in a thrift shop, I would probably swoon! The bird quilt top is lovely too.

Heather Bailey said...

All right, where's this store, neighbor?

Peggy said...

Your birds of the states quilt looks exactly like a quilt my mother made. She did over 600 quilts before she died. Each child, grandchild, great grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew has one and so did lots of her friends. I have one with the presidents heads on it. Reagan was the last president when she sewed it. Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories.