Vintage Handmade Quilts
Good Morning All. Today my friends and I are sharing “what we collect”. I’m sharing my collection of vintage handmade quilts so get ready for a lot of photos. I use the quilts in every room of our home. Okay, maybe not the bathrooms or the kitchen. They’re just too pretty to hide away.
Vintage Handmade Quilt
The one pictured above was pieced and quilted made by my sweet Grandma Owen. She gave it to me when I graduated from high school. It’s my favorite. You guys know how I like bright colors.
The bookcase in our den holds a few of the quilts.
The back bedroom….referred to as the “grandsons room”.
The famous “Tricycle Red Radio Cabinet” that I use to display quilts in our den.
This is another quilt made by my grandmother. I inherited this one. My grandmother specified who each quilt would go to when she was no longer with us. I have no idea how many quilts my grandmother made in her 93 years….but it was a bunch. She had 5 children, 19 grandchildren and I lost count of the great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She made quilts for every newborn in the family along with all the other quilts.My son still has the baby quilt she made for him. She re-worked it once because it was falling apart.
The stitching on the state quilt is beautiful. This quilt is on the bed in the grandsons room.
Love this color combination. Now I have a few shots of the quilts from the cabinet display. Yes, I took them all out. Then I had to put them back in all neat and straight.
I don’t remember where I purchased most of these.
I don’t have any rhyme or reason when I buy quilts. Usually it’s because I love the pattern and the colors….but the price has to be very reasonable or I will pass it up. I’ve passed up a lot of quilts.
This quilt was a wedding gift from my grandmother when the JTS and I got married. The pattern is “Dresden Plate”. I can only name a few of the patterns.
I like this one because it’s different.
I do remember buying this quilt a few years ago at Artifacts here in Clarksville. I couldn’t resist the red.
The fabric of this quilt is sooooo soft. I don’t know what the difference is in it and some of the others.
Several of the quilts are really ragged but I love them anyway. I’m pretty sure this pattern is “wedding ring”…or double wedding ring?
This one is another of my favorites and I have no idea when I purchased it or where.
The ties on this one are a little strange. And that’s it. There are a few I didn’t photograph but these are my favs.
I got a little teary eyed writing about my grandmother. It’s only when your loved ones are gone that you wish you had spent more time with them.
Please leave a comment and tell me which quilt was your favorite then take the tour. Just click on the photo links below. Have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com