Friday, 3 October 2014

Charity quilt find

Tuesday really was my lucky day,    I went out looking for some backing fabric for a quilt and came home with a wonderful hexagon flower garden unfinished quilt that I found in a charity shop for £10.
 I will have to unpick a row from the top or bottom to complete one of the sides which is 3 flowers short and then hopefully finish it.  The papers are still in it and although not newspapers there was one piece with the date on advertising a holiday, closing date 12/12/79  of course it might not have been made then but it is the only date to go on.



not much else to share,    this is my crazy block for october



I also entered 2 pieces into the local show which had textiles, art, photography, other crafts, flowers veg etc  and was held in out local park.  The show has been running for 6 years now and I entered the first 3 and won each time, I did not enter for 2 years then at the last moment  decided to take one of the Tula Pink throws and my crazy hanging down,  I came away with a 1st and 2nd in the textiles and a 1st for the overall winner covering all the crafts,  this was not a big deal as there were only a few entries.  I now have a great big trophy which I have to own up and say is on the windowsill in the down stairs loo!  The trophy gets returned in a years time.   Needless to say I am feeling pretty pleased with myself!



41 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Why is it I never find those great finds? Congrats on a beauty!

Patricia Lines said...

What a great find! Congrats on the ribbons too!

Queeniepatch said...

Lucky you! What a find!
The October block is sunny and cheerful.

Queeniepatch said...

Lovely to hear you have a nice trophy to give you inspiration for more excellent work.

Boud said...

Congratulations on the recognition of your fine work! and it seems right that the universe brought you this lovely quilt to finish, too.

SewLittleToSay said...

Congratulations on your success in the charity shop and in the show.

Bev said...

Congratulations on your big wins!!!! You must not minimize it! Look at the size of that trophy!! Way to go and I'm glad your talent is being recognized! Yea!

Tina Craig said...

What an exciting week! The trophy is quite impressive, even if it is in the loo! Well done finding the quilt top.

Mary Ellen said...

Well, super duper! Great start to October, one of my most favorite times of the year. Quilt top was a great find.

Cattinka said...

Congratulations to your find! That quilt is beautiful. Why don´t you applique it onto a backround fabric just the way it is? Maybe it was meant to be in that shape?
Wonder how you will finish it up!
KATRIN W.

Gaia said...

What a lovely find at the thrift store! and congratulations on the winnings!!!

motidana said...

Wow ! Congrats on your lucky find and for that trophy too . I`m sure it`s going to inspire you to create more and more beautiful work !

Pippas quilts said...

The fabric look like 70's.
What a great trophy well done. lovely October block.

Monica said...

Congratulations, Margaret, two great scores -- a quilt and a trophy! The hexie quilt will be a nice throw once you finish it up.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You really did have a lucky day. Looks wonderful.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks like a wonderful find at a good price. Congratulations on your trophy! So nice for you!

Jane Galley said...

Congratulations on the trophy, and what a find! I've yet to come across anything like that

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I think that is what you might call a win win. Congratulations on your show prizes. Well done. I can never resist a Hexi quilt. I have found two in opshops. Both I have restored. Your one looks very pretty. I'll look forward to seeing it when you have worked your magic.

crafty cat corner said...

What a bargain that quilt was and a cup ???? well done you.
Briony
x

Séverine said...

you are very lucky, the hexagons quilt is beautiful. Congratulations on the winning quilts

Jules Woolford said...

Congratulations on your well deserved wins! And how lovely to find that quilt top too. x

Jillian said...

WowMargaret, that's great. The quilt is beautiful and deserves to be finished and enjoyed. It's also great to be recognised with a trophy. We'll done.

desertskyquilts said...

Congratulations! Don't downplay your wins and your trophy. =) The quilts would do well in a large venue, too. They are beautiful. I love your hexagon find. Quite likely that the quilt was made around that time - or started or given up on, whatever, because we don't really keep around the sorts of things she could have used to cut the papers, even if we do the fabrics. At least you can say last quarter of the 20th century as a date. =)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done on thefind and the win!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Great vintage find! And congrats again on your show wins.

Annet said...

Such a lucky find, it will be a lovely quilt when it's finished! And congrats on winning the trophy.

Susan Hook said...

The quilt is a brilliant find, it looks in very good condition! You have wone a very nice trophy, congratulations you deserve it for all your hard work that you have put in.

Anita said...

Congratulations Margaret! You deserve it :-)

Val's Quilting Studio said...

What a find!!!! Amazing a work of heart ended up in a second hand shop...lucky you to have found it. enjoy! (Congrats too!!)

Rose said...

Wow what a great find! Looking forward to seeing more of it. And so glad you decided to enter the local show and delighted that you won! Your work is wonderful!

Createology said...

Congratulations on your well deserved winning and trophy. I am amazed at the hexie quilt top you acquired. What a treasure and to know you will finish it and save it is wonderful. Creative Bliss Dear...

Janny de Roo said...

You are really lucky with the unfinished quilt Margaret. Just finish and enjoy it....!

Jen said...

Margie,Lovely to find such a treasure.I am sure you will have it finished in no time. Cant wait to see the borders. Congratulations on your winning quilt entries .

Connie said...

What a amazing find . . . I would be so happy that I might just have to throw a party, or at least do my happy dance. Someone put a lot of work into that cover. Oh, and I love your crazy quilt block . . . I really want to start one.
Have a marvelous week.
Connie :)

Ivory Spring said...

Congratulations on winning the prizes!! And that is an absolutely adorable Hexie quilt!

shirley said...

Congratulations Margaret, I am so happy for you winning the wonderful prizes.
Love your CQ block, your stitching is so perfect on those seams.
You must have been chuffed to find that lovely quilt top and i imagine you are chafing at the bit to get it completed

The Inside Stori said...

A very big congratulations, both on your find and on your win!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have been watching for you over at the shawkl class blog!

Maria said...

What a great op shop (charity shop ) find! The backing papers are always fascinating...like a slice of history.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

what a treasure! :)

Valerie Reynolds said...

What a fun post to rejuvenate this week!! Love that GREEN crazy quilt. OMG and that hexi one is a treasure!