On Saturday morning A. and I visited two flea markets. She found a great mid century stool with a babyblue seat in a great condition, I found an old quilt, probably from the 80ies with feedsackprints and some porcelain pieces (that I showed yesterday). They asked little money for the quilt so I couldn´t leave it there even if the fabric colors and applique parts are not my personal taste. I really enjoy the rest of this quilt´s pattern. It reminds me of a 'storm at sea' block, all those curves while there are only straight lines! It would look stunning with modern fabrics. I guess this quilt was sewn in some asian sweatshop but it looks like it is not automatically sewn by a machine but a human sewist and it is handquilted. Since I know how much work a quilt is I would feel bad not to appreciate this work of an unknown seamstress. It doesn´t have any stains and now it is soaking in a lot of cleaner and disinfectant and then we will see where to use it. Maybe in the guest room?
on display at the flea market
Gleich nach der Rückkehr vom Flohmarkt fuhren M. und ich noch zu einer Quiltausstellung, das hat mich sehr gefreut. Ich zeige euch ein paar der vielen,vielen wunderschönen Quilts. Es gab dort auch die Quiltshopstoffe zu kaufen und ich konnte meinen Vorrat, der ansonsten hauptsächlich aus Basicstoffen mit Pünktchen, Streifen und Karos besteht, ein wenig erweitern. (siehe 7 Sachen gestern) Fein.
Right after coming home from the flea market M. and I drove to a quilt show. I´ll show you some of the very pretty quilts they had there. Swoon. We could also buy some quiltshop fabric there that I showed you on Sunday. Yay!<>