Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Thrifted Quilt

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting!

My topic today is a thrifted quilt. The first place I go in a thrift store is the quilt and blanket racks. I almost always find a nice little homemade, used quilt. I hang them for display but most often toss them across a table or a chair. These little quilts are my favorite chair cover. The one in the picture below is 40 inches wide and 60 inches long. Easy to wash 100 percent cotton. It is not a "perfect" quilt. Not every stitch is precise and there is one small stain. What matters to me is the heart that designed and sewed this cutie. No matter. I shop this way for aprons too. Homemade with a history.

Thrifted Quilt 3/2012


The last picture is our home and the wildflowers growing against the rock wall that lines our driveway. My son built the wall when he was a teenager. There`s at least 1,000 rocks in that project. The bright green bush is Creosote, the yellow flowers are desert marigolds. Not much of a variety of flowers this year. Our hard to see house is surrounded by Joshua trees. They make nice shade. I`d like to add a room but that would mean cutting a tree or two. Not going to do it.

Home Sweet Home. Creosote Bush and Desert Marigolds.

Rain and wind today. I am happy with the cooler temperatures. I hope the snow is finished on the east coast so you folks can warm up. Take care.
Cathy

6 comments:

  1. Looks like a great find to me. I can see it laid out on a grassy knoll on the 4th of July with a picnic supper in the center as a couple sweethearts waiting for a fireworks display...afterall...it is washable.

    oxo Judy

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  2. Your little quilt will be perfect for the 4th of July or patriotic day.

    The rock wall looks like a back breaker.

    The Joshua trees must give you good shade; very inviting pictures.

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  3. HI Cathy...now your find is certainly priceless...the worn look makes it even more endearing..can you imagine the life it has seen...and living in the desert...do you ever miss green...but then again, you would not have to deal with snowfall would you?
    I live in the North, on an escarpment in wine country in Canada...we don't have many dry days like you...

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  4. The quilt looks very patriotic, Catherine. I lalso ove your apron blog banner.

    Luckily we didn't have any signoficant snowfall this winter. It has been a unually cool spring here the last two weeks, however, so I hope it warms up for my daughter's wedding in a few weeks!

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  5. Hi Cathy,

    How did you and your family come to live in the desert? Could that be a future post? I would be interested in hearing the tale. So many people prefer wetter, greener climates. You seem to really enjoy your location. I will never forget the post where you said you dust three times a day! I can't seem to manage to dust once a week!

    Brenda

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  6. Hi Brenda! Great idea. I will start a draft soon. My standards for dusting have changed. Down time (being a little creative} comes first, dusting second. Sewing keeps me sane!

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