I didn’t plan to stop, but I couldn’t help myself!
The car needed gas.
I needed a restroom break!
Besides –there might be hidden treasures in here waiting to be discovered, and if I DIDN’T stop – I might miss them!
I really only hemmed and hawwed for a few moments before my car, already on auto-pilot, took the exit and headed for the Factory Antique Mall in Verona, Virginia.
And I only covered about 1/2 of the aisles before heading back to my car!
I look for quilts around every turn!
Sometimes you find them, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you have to go digging through piles of linens just in case there might be a stack of quilt blocks to be discovered, or a quilt top to be unearthed.
You might find a machine named CHALLENGE!
But you leave it there because it has no cord, no foot pedal and the hand wheel doesn’t turn. A Challenge, indeed!
Woah! What kind of improv antique is this?
Definitely quirky, like a disappearing album block!
Early 1900s fabrics. Cool!
I found several tops, and though some were pricy and a bit on the fragile side ((which means they would stay as tops, take up space AND money –)) I found them great for photograph inspiration, but not for taking home. And that’s okay! Sometimes a photo is the best resource!
Very fun!! loads of plaids!
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Funky Flower pots!
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Log Cabin Love – ALWAYS!
Two sides of half blocks! Gotta love it!
Early interesting 9 patch!
This quilt top had loads of interesting fabrics in it from early to mid 1800s all the way to the 1880s if I am dating that burgundy stripe correctly –anyone? Siobhan? The piecing was fabulous..so accurate, even though many of the individual pieces are frugal pieced from two or more small scraps to get a square big enough to use.
Check out that center paisley madder print!
The back side showing hand stitches.
There will ALWAYS be a double wedding ring!
Some people love them, as for me – I am OVER them. I pieced one by machine as my second bed-sized quilt in the 1980s and hand quilted it. That cured me. Never again. LOL!
But this I love! Vintage Churn Dash!
Close up! FUN fabrics!
Glorious half Log cabin….1800s and very fragile!
Can you see that the center is slightly one row OFF center?
Makes me wonder if she never finished that last row on the right side!
Oh Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder!
Great scraps and colors! I love this!
If you look at the blocks above you will see that some blocks have two fabrics only, while some have three or more. This really makes the quilt dance, even though the blocks are the same through the quilt…LOVE it!
I passed on this…Singer 185J
I passed on this as well!
I sadly passed on THIS!
Love the spool cabinet, but why would I want it on top of treadle irons? *Shaking head*
I also *SIGH* passed on this.
Gosh I love that HUGE hand wheel on it! I already have one New National hand crank machine at home. This one will also take odd sized hard to find needles, and I just don’t need another hand crank machine. Someone will adopt it and love it! ((Could it be that I have reached machine saturation!?))
Very unusual string spiderweb! I fell in love with the indigoes and all of the scraps dating from the early 1900s through the 1930s. A real scrap-bagger. A definite Bonnie Quilt.
I know this was long, I just felt these quilts deserved more than a quick peek at a slide show…enjoy them!
Love from PA --