Fresh Finds

Yesterday my husband and I spent a lovely afternoon browsing in the shops of Huntsville, Texas, and of course I managed to find a few things that really needed me to rescue them from oblivion.

crib quilt

Double Irish chain crib quilt – top and backing, with no batting.

Nine-patch top

This top does need some work, but after it’s quilted, I see it as a table-topper on a 50s laminate kitchen table, with all kinds of bright vintage tableware.

Vintage hand-pieced top

This top is gorgeous – all the corners meet perfectly, and the hand-pieced seams are so even. I could just bind the edges and use it like that. I’m not sure of the pattern name – the closest one I could find is called “four-four time” in Maggie Malone’s book 5500 Quilt Block Designs.

I’m not sure of the pattern names – if I’ve mislabeled any of them, I’d be happy to hear from you!

If you’re ever in the Huntsville area, I would highly recommend their antique shops – they were all clean and attractive, the shopkeepers were friendly, and the prices were pretty good too!