Sunday, June 19, 2011

Retail Therapy

No sewing since my last post, but there has been some retail therapy!  I visited a couple of local shops with a visiting quilting friend.  Luck was with us -  Needle and Thread was having a fabric sale.  We ran into friends that told us about a shop only 10 miles from my house.  What kind of quilter am I - how could I miss a quilt shop that close to home?  Scrapyard Quilting had a nice sale table with repros!  I did some damage, but it put a smile on my face!  I fell in love with the combination of these two fabrics.  I'm pondering the quilt options.     
To make your visit worthwhile, I'm including two more quilts from the Frugal and Fancy Exhibit.

The Star of Bethlehem quilt (1880) was made by Anna Marie Arnold Clemmons, Shelby County, as a gift for her husband.  The quilt includes two inscriptions: 'J Clemmons married A W Arnold March 22, 1866' and 'Presented to J Clemmons on his 34 birthday by his wife'.


Whig Rose (1845-1865) was made by Lavina Rudicil Rubottom of Franklin County.  The quilt was presented as a wedding gift to relatives in 1887.




I'm anxious to get back to the sewing machine, but the calendar isn't co-operating.

15 comments:

Janet O. said...

Those vintage quilts are gorgeous! I enlarged the pics and studied the quilting. Wow--those have some serious hand quilting in them--especially the close lines on the Whig Rose.
What fun to discover another quilt shop that close to home. I love your fabric choices. That is my kind of stuff.

Janet said...

Wow!! Both of those quilts are amazing. Thanks for the detail shots of the quilting - it's quite inspirational. What a border quilted on the Whig Rose quilt!
How fun to find a new quilt shop close to home :0)

Lurline said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jacky and Steph said...

Wonderful fabrics, right up our street!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilts and wow beautiful fabrics too, a repro sale table, what else could we want!
can't wait to see what you make with those 2 fabrics, beautiful...
kathie

Kathie said...

beautiful quilts and wow beautiful fabrics too, a repro sale table, what else could we want!
can't wait to see what you make with those 2 fabrics, beautiful...
kathie

Me and My Stitches said...

It definitely looks like your shopping trip was a good one. The antique quilts are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

The Civil War Quilter said...

A little retail therapy is good for th soul! Love those vintage quilts!

Lori said...

Wow! The antique quitls are beautiful. How nice to have info about them too.
Love your purchases!

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the gorgeous photos...the quilting in the rose is amazing.

Enjoy your repro fabrics...since none of the LQS near me carry them I feel no guilt what-so-ever stocking up whenever I can!

Dawn said...

You made some great buys. I like the pair you have together too. Looking forward to what you will do with them.
Great fun!

QuiltinMama said...

I've never understood those women that consider 'retail therapy' to be shoe shopping when there's FABRIC instead! WHOHOO!!

Barb said...

oooh, looks like good fabrics!
I love the lone star with that sweet little swag, how different!
Also the appliqué' quilt is stunning and I love the scalloped border. I so want to try that edge soon!

Jenny McH said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the antique quilts. Love that Anna Clemmons included the inscriptions on the Star Of Bethlehem quilt.

Sandra said...

Thanks for the sharing the antique quilts. The border quilting on the rose of sharon is stunning. And the blue baskets from the prior post is amazing. Glad you liked the AQSG Stars exhibit, my sister made the pink and cheddar lemoyne star with the teeny sawteeth border (and we are both in the book).