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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures.

Hello,

Welcome to "Tuesday's Treasures". This week I want to share with you a quilt. Now this isn't my quilt. My sister Chris left it with me to finish. Her friend Lisa found it at a Hospital op-shop for only $5.00.

It is a nearly finished Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Most of the quilting is done. I will finish that and add a binding to the edge.

Going by the colours in the material I think it is likely that it was started in the last 15 years.. I wonder why this treasure was given away. It will be turned into Lisa's treasure soon.

Make sure you check out Melody's blog to see what other Treasure's are being featured this week.

Happy days.
Bev C

16 comments:

Melody said...

What an amazing find. Thank you so much for joining in and sharing your Tuesday Treasure.

NessaKnits said...

It is a lovely! What a great find with most of the piecing done! I reckon you are right about the age ... and perhaps it was not finished because the marriage ... dis .. so ...lv ... ed.

Cheryll said...

"Fantastic find" doesn't quite sum it up does it? Well done.
Merry Christmas.

BubzRugz said...

So wonderful this has got a new life and going to a home where it is loved.... it is going to be great - looking forward to seeing it finished.
Hugz

Rochelle said...

Wow what a fabulous treasure to come across. I can't wait to see it finished :-)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev, from Blustery, Wintery Michigan. I really enjoyed visiting your blog today and seeing all your lovely flowers and sunshine. It made me smile and perked up my spirits. VBG I also love the camera bag. I also love your treasure Double Wedding Ring quilt. How could anyone disregard it. I am glad you came to the rescue. Hugs Judy

Karen said...

So glad this quilt was not lost forever. Great to see it being given a new life!

Terriaw said...

This is definitely a treasure! I can't believe someone parted with that quilt, especially unfinished. Sure wonder the back story of where it came from. I'm sure you will make it beautiful and use it well!

Melissa said...

What an amazing find! And so nice of you to finish it for her.

Shiree said...

what a truly amazing find!! One quilters trash is another quilters treasure!!

mitziscollectibles said...

As an antique dealer, I've come across many unfinished quilts. I think it's wonderful that you are taking someone else's project and finishing it properly. I'm sure the original creator would be most appreciative!

Sue said...

Lucky you, try not to think about it's past life. Just imagine a wonderful one for it.
I inherited a DWR UFO but unfortunately mine is still a bag of cut out bits plus some rather largish pieces of fabric. I don't think the original owner was a quilter and she chose this as her first project!

Serenata said...

You do have to wonder why people give such lovely things away don't you? Still I think it will look wonderful when you finish it.

Thanks for your lovely comments :-)

Michelle said...

Certainly is a treasure and thank goodness it has found a new home with people who will love (and finish) it.

I've had a few finds like that and always wonder how such things can be sold so cheaply considering all of the work that has gone into them - I recently found two big tapestries in a charity shop for £1 each which I intend to make into cushion covers.... lucky for us but still a bit sad that they end up there.

Have a happy day Bev xxx

teresa said...

I'm so glad it was found and now it will be finished by you. This is something way too precious to not finish. I love these wedding ring quilts. What a super find!

Pauline said...

Lisa is going to love that quilt, Bev! I'll get photos of it in her little cottage for you!