9/1/10

My Vintage Thingies Thursday




I have been trying to participate with
Suzanne's  Vintage Thingies Thursday    
for a while now but I always seem to miss it!  
Not this Thursday I am all over it! So go and check out her blog to see what else others are showing off of their Vintage Thingies :) 
I have this ♥ for antique quilts but know nothing about them! I am just drawn in to the color and patterns! 




So I am seeking some help here at the same time as showing off the pretty quilt I just found!  How do I date the quilt and how can I find the name of the pattern. The reason I ask is the lady I bought this from said it was from the early 1900's. So before I toss in the washer maybe you can tell how I should carefully wash it also.. ( it smells a little musky from sitting in the trunk)

 I just love the colors of this! Simply Adorable 

 Thanks for your help and looking at My Vintage Thingies Thursday....

Toodles, ♥

20 comments:

marian said...

i simply adore vintage quilts and you've got a darling little treasure there. i'm only guessing from the feedsacks that it's 1940s. i would soak it in a bathtub and wash it gently by hand.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Hi Renee, while I know nothing at all about quilts to help you ID it, I can tell you I think it's quite lovely and if it's as old as the seller says, it seems like it's in fabulous condition! Good luck finding out info about it and happy VTT!

Miri said...

Great quilt! Lovely fabrics and I do love a bar quilt! I agree with Marion-the fabrics look 40s or even early 50s with that grey. It is very nicely hand quilted too.

The name of the pattern for the squares is Garden of Eden...isn't that a lovely name! As I said, the setting or layout is called bars...as you can see the Garden of Eden blocks are all in vertical rows with long vertical rows of the floral fabric between them-hence the bars!

A lovely quilt and I'm glad it found a good home with someone who will love it.

Gale said...

I have a few memes like that that I always miss too.

Quilts are just fascinating, aren't they? I like to imagine what the fabrics used to be.

Angela said...

What a find! So beautiful! I love the name of the pattern that the other gals told you the name of it.

It seems like I seen something somewhere sometime about how to wash the old and even new quilts to keep them from falling apart. They washed them in kiddie pools in their back yard with a mild soap and then rinsed them in another kiddie pool. They also dried them flat outside. I would google it before I would try this though.

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!
Angela

Sarah said...

Here's Suzanne's (owner of Vintage Thingie Thursday) directions for safely cleaning the quilt.

Sarah

Rebecca said...

I just love old quilts-so much history and love when into them. Yours is wonderful!

Anna said...

I don't really know anything about old quilts, but I know this is a great find. Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I wish I knew more about quilts - this one is beautiful! I hope you find what you need!
kathy

Marydon said...

I have most of the feedsack prints in this quilt, it is gorgeous.

Have a lovely & safe holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon said...

Write to Jocelyn @ happycottagequilter.blog, tell her I sent you ... she is really sharp on quilting.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful quilt!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Ulla said...

Beautiful quilt, and it will be even lovelier after a careful hand wash explained in Suzanne's blog last month.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I don't know a lot about vintage quilts, but I have purchased a few. One of the one's I washed in the washing machine came all to pieces, so I would wash it the way that Marian said, hand wash in the tub!
Daphne

LV said...

Nothing I enjoy more than seeing great vintage quilts. You have a real treasure with this one.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Hello! I actually came for PS but decided to stay and visit! I am your newest follower so I will be back.

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Abramyan Avenue said...

I am a sucker for vintage quilts!! Ohhh!There is nothing sweeter! Your quilts melted my heart!! They are beautiful! I have a couple here that have the tops started. I just need help getting the backs on.
Have a great weekend!
-April

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful quilt. Hand wash and dry flat would be my suggestion. I would hand sew a label made with muslin on the back, where you purchased it, date and any information you have on the quilt.

Rebecca said...

I work at a retail store where we sell lots of quilts but nothing compares to these wonderful old ones!

Miss Rhea said...

It is really pretty. It looks like 30's or 40's from the fabric patterns. Glad it found a great home :) Happy Pink Saturday !!! :)