Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Tale of Two Beauties

It was the best of quilts, it was the oldest of quilts.

I found a treasure today! At a bakery, of all places! This is an antique quilt, hand-quilted, that was being sold by a local Bohemian, retro-loving bakery/coffee cafe. Their food is yummy, and apparently they know how to find nice, old quilts (which I have seen there before). Today I struck gold when I found this one that is in decent shape! It has a few stains, mostly of aging, I think, and they don't stand out. It's intact, pretty, soft, and wasn't exorbitantly expensive. What a fun treasure to find when I was just shopping for a muffin!





The second beauty is a quilt I have to give away. I got it back from the long-arm quilter today.. she did a beautiful job, and the quilt is so cuddly, I am going to have a hard time sending it off. But I must, as it was promised to someone else.



Beauty comes, beauty goes... I'll just have to create another beauty in my Magic Room (aka sewing room).

7 comments:

True Blue Nana said...

What an amazing find. I love the subtle colors, in contrast to the bright colors of the other one. They are both beautiful in their own way.

HummingMountain said...

Did you find the quilt at Jerabek's? Seems to me I saw some there a couple of months ago ... what a find! I should have you come take a look at the quilts my great-gramma made some day, but you'll have to come up to the North Shore to see them ...

:-)

goodnightgram said...

What a great line: Beauty comes,beauty goes. Describes your work perfectly! Love it.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Don't you just love quilts that are old, well worn and frayed from too much love. The quilt you just got back reminds me of the rich fall colors we see in New England....

Nanci said...

Oh gosh! isn't that something? I just can't imagine the work, the love that went into that quilt.
I'm looking at an Eleanor Burns quilt in a day log cabin instruction.
So much to do so little time! Love the log cabin you did. It will be loved by the new owners.

AnnieO said...

A quilt that was well loved, and a quilt that will be! I agree, both are beauties. I would have a hard time giving away that Log Cabin one too.

BrendaLou said...

I love the quilt! also I am likeing the countdown to retirement ticker. You have me enthralled with the "Reeds" blocks. I think I'd like to make a quilt with these!