Saturday, July 7, 2012

Antique Shop

by Karen on July 7, 2012

in quilts

When I was at the antique shop yesterday wandering around looking for saucers I started to notice quilts and sewing machines of course (always have my eye out for a featherweight).  I saw these 3 hand pieced and hand quilted and was totally amazed at the price $120.00 for each one – each was at least full size to queen size.  Although you can’t see it in this photo this one has a lot of bleed in the white towards the bottom – that alone made me surprised it was priced the same as the others.  I thought it made good use of scraps.  I don’t think any of these quilts are older than 30 years so so.


The piecing on this one was done really well, points sharp in most places –


This one as you can see is behind a bed frame so I couldn’t get close enough to get a close photo – I hadn’t intended to be taking photos so just had my phone with me for that.


I guess my main surprise on these three quilts was at how low the pricing was for them!

I really am not in the market for another sewing machine so I don’t know the price or the name on this one – I normally keep an eye out for feather weights as I know people will buy them.  If I found one really cheap I would get it and try to resell it. 


This one as you can see is a singer and only $75.00 but I have no room for collectibles this big.  It is a treadle as you can see as the one above it also.


I got a kick out of seeing this and other various kitchen items – I recognize so many as being things used in my mothers kitchen when I was young – those old small appliances did hold up to use at times didn’t they compared to the more modern “plastic” type of things – only problem is so many were so heavy!


Well that is my tour of the antique mall – there is so much in this building – it is a very big building.  I’m sure I will go back and wander through another time.

I have given the quilting frame another crank down and I now have 3 out of 10 “rows” finished!!  Another POTC block is finished as well, making that 10 down out of what 84 or so needed?  — next post I thought I would give you all a break from seeing the same old stuff all the time.