Friday, August 10, 2012


Two weeks ago there was a Tailgate Sale in the Country Village
parking lot. 

I was not going to browse shop.

I needed to stop by the shop that morning.  Can't remember why needed to do something important.

I am not sure how it happened, but I was sucked into the Vortex of Vintage. 
A land that I love.

There were many wonderful things to look at.  And, great people to
chat with.  I ran into Dottie Angle .  I love her style, so I was peeking in her bag, to see
what wonderful goodies she had found.

Then I saw a table piled high with quilts. 
I was doomed.

This is about how much I could see of this sweet thing.

As I opened it, I could tell the plates were a little 'wonky'.


I have said it before, EVERTHING looks adorable on a picket fence!

The binding is pink.  Be still my heart.

Just look at that fabulous orange print!

And those little white bunnies on the blue fabric. 

The soft, hand quilted muslin on the back.

The wind is blowing a bit, but you get the idea.

This is one wonderful quilt.

Look at that cute border.

This is the reason that you should never skip a Tailgate Sale!!  xo J

Friday, August 3, 2012


I have never seen a field of sunflowers.

I would love to.  Those happy faces all looking at the sun.
I have always loved them.  I have planted a few, with little success.

A couple of weeks ago, I had an extra half and hour.  This doesn't happen very often.  I am usually on a pretty tight schedule.  However, on this day, I was meeting one of my son's for lunch and I was a little early.
So, I decided to check out an antique store, that I hadn't been in before.

Always on the lookout for children's sewing machines, old baby planters, Fiesta.  Someones unfinished quilt top or needle work. I'll know it when I see it, kind of shopping.

Well, I hit the jackpot.

This beautiful Sunflower Quilt was in the dark, back corner of the shop.
Beautifully appliqued, and hand quilted.

I imagine it was made in the 30's.  The fabric has not faded a bit.  There are a few worn places in the binding, so I know it was used.  I am sure it was loved.

It is hard to believe no one in the Quiltmaker's family wanted it.
This is just fine with me.

I will love it and give it a wonderful home.

I can see a whole field of sunflowers dancing in the sun, can't you?  xo J