Good Morning Friends~It just boggles my mind that we are at the end of September, where did the month go? One of the reasons we made the trip out to Ca. was to pick up some family treasures and bring them home. This quilt was one I didn't know about or have any idea I would be gifted. Hubby's sister was given it, for her wedding present, by their grandmother. I had never seen it before and what a treasure it is. My sil was told that their great grandmother had made it in the late 1890's or early 1900's; it has been well cared for and is in incredible shape. I've compared the fabrics to one I have, probably made by the same great grandmother; I will say the fabrics match but the one I have is shredded and very thin. When I first received the antique quilt, I took it to a woman who does restoration and was told that the batting was made of horse hair and wool. The quilt I just received is vibrant and although yellowed with age, there are no frayed edges or tattered fabric. It has been stored in a plastic garment bag with moth balls for the last 20+ yrs. I am anxious to get my restoration quilt soap out and give it a good washing to get rid of some of the yellowing. I do plan to have this on our guest bad once it is cleaned and fresh. For those of you who love quilts, I knew you'd love this one.
I've already walked and heading out to get my hair cut. Still battling a bit of a cough, but it feels so good to be home. I hope you have a joy filled day!
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