Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Vintage quilt find!... Oh my
Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love
Having told you a little about the Cotswold vintage fair I attended on Saturday, I thought you would like to see one of my favourite possessions that I am now the proud owner of.
I bought the most beautiful vintage quilt ..... It is in a faded raspberry colour and cream. It is all hand stitched and quilted and will be taking pride of place on our bed as soon as I have washed it .. CAREFULLY!
Isn't it stunning?
It has the basket pattern all over it and there is a strip of the wonderful faded raspberry fabric that runs around the edge. There is a few little holes and I may or may not do a little mending on it. I think probably not though unless the tiny holes get a little bigger. I think it adds character and charm to this beautiful quilt.
I am so thrilled with this find. The lady who was selling vintage quilts said it was one of her favourites and I thanked her for letting me buy it! I can not stop looking at it.....
So later today I am going to fill the bath with luke warm water and some special washing liquid for vintage fabrics that I have, It smells of roses and will be very gentle on this very special fabric. The quilt will be going on our bed as soon as it is washed, dried and aired!
The edge all the way round it in that wonderful raspberry fabric and has little white spots on it. I am so very thrilled with it as I think you are now very aware!!
Anyway I am away to now to my soaking of quilt and my stitching......
Have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!!