So, add some sunshine into the day, while I was near downtown Fredericksburg, I took photos of two of my most favorite vintage quilts that I own.
Vintage quilts are incredible! The fabrics are fun, they are usually very bright colors and the hand stitching is amazing.
This double wedding ring is completely hand stitched. There is no label to give any of the history for this well loved quilt. I adore the colors and even the wonkiness that has come from years of use.
The pops of the reds, greens and vibrant blues are stunning! The fabric placement and colors have such a modern feel!
And check out this beauty! The scalloped edges in purple make me swoon! You can see the batting deterioration clearly in the photo. Despite the wear this quilt still maintains its vibrant colors and sassiness!
I had considered ripping out the stitches for the binding and restitching them. The quilt is hand stitched but the binding was machine sewn. It is not a beautiful binding, done in a white thread that is almost offensive against the gorgeous purple. It is still under consideration.
This quilt also had no label. No way to tell who made it, where it is from or who received it.
I hope your Friday is filled with beauty, non sick people, non broken cars and maybe a few vintage quilts!
Oh, and ALWAYS put a label on your quilt!