Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The quilt...




I did get the quilt that was my neighbors wedding quilt. It was really, really under priced for what it is, in my opinion. This is the one I spoke of last post. I do love the colors and tiny stitches in the quilting...a single fold applied binding finishes it off. Pretty, huh? Someone tell me the name of the pattern!! Now I can honor this sweet lady and keep her wedding quilt...Rosie, stay off this one, pretty please!

This represents a ton of work...the next plaid quilt is well on the way. I need 540 1/2 square triangles, and I have 340 done. Just a few of the four patches done...this is taking a long time for some reason!!


Did you hear? Bonnie of Quiltville has set the date for launch of her newest mystery quilt! Cool huh? Are you in??



Have a great day, all!!


Julie

31 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

I think that is a Rose of Sharon quilt. It's beautiful! I'm glad it went to someone who will appreciate it.

Amelia said...

Hooray for the success in obtaining the quilt....it is a beauty.

Quilter Kathy said...

A beautiful quilt...but I don't know the name.
I'm definitely in for the new mystery even though I haven't finished the last 2!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I think it is a Rose of Sharon quilt also....It is lovely...what a treasure Julie!

Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn :)

Ali Honey said...

So glad someone who appreciates the old quilt and will love it now owns it! Well done.

KaHolly said...

Congratulations! Rose of Sharon is my vote, too!

berylthepearl said...

Yes I'm excited about Bonnie's mystery too. I've made all of them! What quilt are you making with your plaids??

Nancy said...

Your sweet friend is dancing in Heaven because you have her wedding quilt.

Yes, it is a Rose of Sharon quilt.

Cindy N. said...

I think it is GREAT that you got the Quilt. It is do nice to see such a beautiful labour of love go to someone who will apperciate all the time and hard work gone into it. And yes...I am pumped to do Bonnnie Hunters next Mystery.

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie, I can see why you purchased the quilt...just beautiful...Hugs O'faigh

patchworkchronicles.com said...

Actually, the quilt pattern is Ohio Rose, popular in the early 1900s. The Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose has a central circular, layered center with 4 stems out to 4 quadrants leading to leaves or smaller buds. There were many versions of Rose of Sharon, commonly in red, green and gold.

Eileen said...

Beautiful Quilt. So glad you got it. Yes, I just printed off Bonnie's first instructions. I also have signed up to one of her workshops that our Annapolis quilt guild is having in Feb. Gee, maybe this will be a chance to use some of the reds and blues I have.

Jeanna said...

Congratulations on getting the quilt. It couldn't have gone to anyone better!

Angie said...

It is GORGEOUS!!! I'm so happy for you that you got it. It will be loved and treasured. Girl, you amaze me with your plaids...I want one!!! I have the plaids, I just need to cut and sew... :/

paula, the quilter said...

What a lovely quilt! Your sweet neighbor is smiling down upon you for rescuing it.

pcflamingo said...

I googled both pattern names and the patterns come up just about identical. My first reaction when I saw the quilt was "Rose of Sharon".

Leeanne said...

I think it is Rose of Sharon, very soft and feminine.
Mmmmm more plaids! I will be watching.

AnnieO said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! I remember you said it had never been washed--it looks absolutely pristine. Glad you rescued it!

More plaids--yay!

No, I am not in. Bonnie has great designs but all the teeny tiny bits exhaust me :)

regan said...

Julie....I'm so glad you were able to get this wonderful quilt of your neighbors.....fabulous! And it is truly lovely. What a nice remembrance of her for you to have.

I can't wait to see what you are doing with your plaids next! Is it a mystery, and can we join you???? lol

And of course I'm following Bonnie's next mystery! Yippee! Can't wait for the 1st round of fun!

Janet O. said...

I am so glad that quilt found its home with you. It should be somewhere that it will be appreciated. It is a beauty.
Yippee, another plaid quilt. You make the best plaid scrap quilts. I will enjoy seeing another one come together.
Yes, I saw the mystery quilt post. Always said I'd never do one. Struggling to stick to my decision. : )

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Absolutely charming wedding quilt. My grandmother had one similar to that one that is now at my mothers and someday will be mine, although I hope not for a very long time.

Meggie said...

That lovely quilt is gorgeous. You are so lucky to have it.

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm so happy for you that you got this quilt - that is awesome!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely quilt. I agree that it is a variation of a Rose of Sharon, but what do I know. Lucky you.

I would love to do one of Bonnie's mysteries, but this time of year doesn't really work for me. Sure would us up a lot of my scraps though! And I could try her string method. Still thinking about it.

Suzanne said...

Wonderful quilt from your neighbour-if it is not already labeled you should add its history and photo document it with its story for all future quilters to enjoy.

Lori in AZ said...

It's beautiful and I'm happy you were able to get it!!! I find on occassion old quilts at Goodwill makes me sad that the family had no love for their history but they come home with me and I'm happy to have them only wish I knew their stories ;0

Lois Arnold said...

Oh, Julie! I am so glad you got that quilt. It is really beautiful and meaningful to you!

Donna S. said...

Gorgeous. I am so glad you got it.

Merilyn said...

Wow! What a beautiful old Rose of Sharon, I think that is what the block is called. Good for you to save this dear wedding quilt!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! My goodness all those HST's, you'll be seeing them in your sleepLOL!!!!

Debi said...

I think it is a Rose of Sharon also. I made one similar to it in 1980. It is beautiful.

Nicky said...

great old quilt and do I have to get my time machine out to join in your latest plaid masterpiece and Bonnie's mystery? Oh I am sure I do!