We did find some quilts and quilt tops while antiquing in Williamsburg, VA.
This top, from very humble beginnings – has dress and shirt scraps in a rocky road to Kansas pattern – the background being home-dyed feed sacking. Poor thing has faded beyond my desire to rescue it, but it was a fun look at some fabrics, 1930s and 1940s mostly ----
If all I had was a small scrap bag to work with….perhaps I’d resort to home dying my background fabric as well, not knowing that that dye would do over time. A valiant effort on the part of the piecer but for some reason this top never made quilt status.
A 1930s 4 patch hung at the end of a row.
Some day – I want to do a quilt with a purple background. Yes, I’m adding that to my list!
North Wind and an Irish Chain in turkey reds ---
This day was brought to us by the color RED!
Check out these album blocks:
Lovely old fabrics, gorgeous turkey red background.
Love the substitutions!
This top was a bit on the “this will never quilt out” wonky side, and the fabrics were brittle enough in areas that I wouldn’t even want to try. It was one of those that inspires me just by the photos alone….and oh, I love these fabrics! It’s got “THAT GREEN” as a border!
Sweet Flying Geese Crib Quilt!
This cool fabric is the backing!
This Jacob’s Ladder was my fave of the day ---
These happy scrappy blocks!
Lots of lovely blue indigo mixed with pink
These are so hodge-podgy! I love it!
Bowtie Crib quilt!
Love those plaids and shirtings!
Double Pink Old Maid’s Puzzle!
Love all the different shirtings and double pinks.
Beauty even if faded – Single Wedding Ring in Burgundy resist ---
Check out the prints….Swoon!
This drives me nuts..it’s really hard to see what is what when they hang things like this!
But check out these beautiful pink blocks ---
The hand quilting is exquisite!
Gorgeous appliqued and embroidered pansies…
Carpenter’s Wheel – Classic!
Oh depression era string quilt love!
Aren’t these blocks fun??
Faded home-dyed blue double wedding ring.
The piecing and the quilting are still holding up great!
Oh funky scrappy star!
It’s fun that some of these are very high contrast, and the others are just…mud!
It was a great time treasure hunting, and to think we only made it through HALF of the antique mall before they gave us the 10 minutes warning that they were closing and it was time to bring all puchases up to the check out area.
I did find some bargains. They are wrapped and in the car.
I definitely will keep The Williamsburg Antique Mall on my list of places to visit the next time I am in this area.
Today’s workshop wrapped up at 5pm. We enjoyed dinner out, and my time here is winding down. It’s been a great time ---and tomorrow I’m back on my way home!
Thank you to the Colonial Piecemakers for the invite, and for making my stay such a memorable and fun one! We’ll see many of you girls back at the VCQ Celebration at Smith Mountain Lake in just a couple of weeks ----
As for me now? It’s jammie and unwinding time….maybe some binding…or maybe just curling up with a good book to read – a good night’s sleep, waking up to NO ALARM, and heading home after breakfast.
Have a great Saturday Evening, everyone ---