Airing of the Quilts 3
I would guess that the orangy-tan stars were originally bright red, too. I think they have faded with time. I do not know the name of the block pattern.
I think this is the oldest quilt I have. It is in really poor shape, but I love the designs and colors of those old fabrics. Such rich designs were created from just a few elements.
This is block number 1845 in 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone. Names for this block are Barrister’s Block, Lawyer’s Puzzle, and Saw, but in the block she shows, the small triangles are a different color than the large triangle.
Such wonderful quilts! Where do you find them?
I have been buying old quilts for about 35 years now! I have bought them all over in little towns in Texas – Nacogdoches, Richmond, Montgomery. The two cheapest ones were $25 each, and I got them in a very pricy antique shop in Bellaire, Texas – so I am always looking! I’m glad you like them.
Thanks for the reply. I’d like to have a few antique quilts but wasn’t sure where to start since I’m not a millionaire! 🙂
Here are two tips that have helped me find bargains. I mostly look in little out-of-the-way towns instead of tourist attraction-type towns, and I look at trade shows that are not focused on quilts, like antique car shows, book and print shows, etc. Some booth will always have a handmade textile that the exhibitors brought along “just in case” and it’s usually a good price,
Thanks for the tips! I’ll keep them in mind when we!re traveling this summer.