Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quilt Dreams

You know I keep telling myself to stay out of thrift stores, right? But LOOK! On my weekly trip to Asheboro, I try to stop at the Christian Outreach Thrift Store.... you know.... just to look. Well, just look at this beautiful treasure I found a couple weeks ago. If you click on the pic, you'll see the book was priced at $2.68. The books were half price that day, so I got this wonderful dreamy book for $1.34. The quilt below really called my name! I'm enjoying making yo-yo's a lot these days and when I saw this quilt, I thought "oh!! could I possibly make that???" Isn't it pretty?
The sailboat quilt below looks a lot like one I made for my son when he was a little boy. It has had a lot of love (wear and tear) through the years, but I think if I replace its binding, it can be loved for a few more years. Another thing on my "to do" list.


And I really like this one too... a log cabin quilt with appliqued stars. The stars just give it such a pop, don't you think?


The one below is just so country and cute. I love the colors and it reminds me of the quilts that were made from feedsack fabrics. I love the 1930's reproduction fabrics that are so available right now. ( I have a few in my stash) These colors make me "happy".


So.... the moral of the story.... keep checking out the thrift stores, Penny! Even if I never make these quilts, the pleasure of dreaming about making these quilts is well worth $1.34. :o)




6 comments:

ancient one said...

I wish we had some good thrift stores around here... LOL

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt pics, I could so see you making these. I agree with ancient one, I wish we had some good thrift stores here. You have really found some treasures!!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Looks like some great quilts in that book-just my style!

Kimberly said...

What a great scoop! I have that book and it's wonderful!

Debbie J said...

You found a great one Penny! You have a knack for finding good things at the thrift store. I love the samples of quilts too!

Melissa said...

Score! I haven't been to a thrift store in a while except to drop off things as I am realllllly trying to destash. But I am sensing the beginning of thrift store DTs!