Sunday, August 3, 2014

QUILT RESCUE

I had a unique experience this week.  I needed denim jeans for my denim quilts I've been commissioned to make.  I knew there were 2 thrift stores in my little home town.  I've never been to either one of them so I set off to investigate.

The first one I went to is called Spirit and Truth and oh my!  Once I set foot in the front door I was was genuinely scared!  I'm not sure what possessed my to go further than the front door but I did.  I felt like I was walking through a hoarders home.  There were things stacked and stashed everywhere, on top of each other, floor to ceiling, and the smell wasn't too pleasant either.  I made a circle through the building and couldn't wait to get back to the front door to get out of there.  Needless to say, I didn't buy a thing.  It would have been cheap, I think I over heard a lady say everything was 50 cents but I was afraid to move anything for fear some four, six, or eight legged creature would run out from under whatever I touched.  


My experience there made me question my decision to go to the next place, Loretta's Attic but I trudged on!  It was a much nicer experience!  The items were for the most part neatly organized, however the prices were a little higher.  Most everything there seemed to be $2.  I did pick up 3 pairs of jeans for my project but look what else I got.



This Grandmother's  Flower Garden was in pretty good shape except for the bottom row.  As you can see, the binding is coming off.  But for $10 I think it was worth it.


And then I got this Bear's Paw Quilt.  It's in pretty rough shape but for $5 it too was worth it for a cutter quilt.


You can see some of the blocks are salvageable.

The best quilt of the group was this second Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt.  It is in great shape! And I only paid $35 for it.  


I just love how there's a pattern with the colors of the blocks around the center.  It starts out with an orange one, then a ring of pink ones, a ring of green ones, a ring of blue ones, and so on. 




I sure am glad I decided to trudge on to the second shop!


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  1. The thrift stores can be scary. They are poorly lit, smell and also they make you wonder who wore what is there. I worked at a hospital laundry and we would bring home old sheets for painting as a drape for furniture. My DIL said one day I wonder if someone died under this sheet. So makes you wonder. Glad you got some good deals. Chris

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  2. what a score on the quilts! That last one - the material reminds me of the material in my grandmothers flower garden quilt that Angela Walters recently quilted for me :) http://www.cascadequilts.com/2014/06/grandmothers-flower-garden-hexagon-quilt.html

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