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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

REDnesday!


I only have two things to share for this REDnesday. And when you're done looking at them, please head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts REDnesday every week.

I bought this quilt at the flea market on Sunday. I was immediately attracted to it, because it's RED!

It's a very pretty pattern, and I like it alot,.....

But I like the back even more!

Because the stars are made with polka dot fabric!

I thought this was the back of the quilt, but now I'm not so sure. The polka dot star side is pieced together, whereas the other side isn't. Which side do you think is the front?

My other red item came from our own hostess, Sue! She saw this at a book sale, and thought of me. Isn't she sweet?! I love this book, and it will fit in perfectly with all of my patriotic decorations. Would you believe this book is 110 years old? It's dated 1900! Thanks Sue!
So, how about heading over to Sue's now to say hello and see lots more reds?!

30 comments:

Gracie's Cottage said...

Wow - that quilt is a double bonus! Great find!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I can't tell the front from the back but love both sides! Gorgeous quilt. How sweet of Sue to get you that book!!

Andy's Attic said...

Sue is so sweet to give you that book!! The quilt is awesome. I don't know which side is front but for me it would be the red stars.
Annette

Sarah and Jack said...

Is there a remnant of a tag anywhere? Once upon a time fruit of the loom made quilts that look a lot like that printed side, but they were either white or printed on the backside, not pieced. It's possible someone added a pieced top to an already made manufactured quilt and then re-quilted them together. If that makes sense?

That random swirly quilting is definitely more modern than old.

(thinking out loud really)

Anyway, I would say she meant for the stars to be the "top".

barbara said...

I'm voting for the polka-dot stars side, too. That book is SO you!

Carol said...

I think it doesn't matter which side of the quilt is which. They are both beautiful! Cool book.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who tries to haul large pieces of furniture around by myself!

LV said...

I cannot believe you found this pretty quilt at a flea market. I love quilts, and would never part with it.

Cherry Chick said...

Carol that quilt looks like it matches your vintage cookware pictured on your blog. What a fabulous find and like the others...who cares which side is the top.
That was a perfect book for Sue to pick up for you, too. Thanks for sharing on Rednesday.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love it! And a great find in that book!!

Genie said...

I go with TOTALLY reversible though I think the stars are the back. What a GREAT find. I know you love it.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I is difficult to find a quilt at a flea market that is in such good concition. That was a real
SCORE! I'd change out both sides but I would put my money on the pieced side as being "UP". Great find, enjoy.

NanE said...

What a beautiful quilt! I say BOTH sides are great. Thanks for sharing, Nan

Linda said...

The quilt is a real find~ absolutely beautiful!!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Oh my, that quilt is it gorgeous!!! happy rednesday...

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Reversable perhaps? It's a beauty either way.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GORGEOUS!! I would call the pieced side the front. I cannot believe you found that beauty at a flea market...lucky, lucky girl!!

Blessings!
Gail

barncat said...

Probably the pieced side is "supposed" to be the top, but it doesn't matter, both are great! And I see you're teasing us with the picnic baskets again. . .

craftyles said...

The quilt is a winner, Carol! I would guess that the stars are the front. But it looks good either way.Love the book too!

Sherrie said...

I don't know what to say about the quilt. Both sides are lovely. How sweet of sue to send the book your way. It is perfect for you. Have a cheery red day.

One Heart said...

Both sides are great so it's a bonus I guess. That's so nice of Sue to give you that book. Love it!

Happy REDnesday!

bunny said...

I'm polka dot crazy too. What a find....lucky.

tootles,
bunny

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the polka dot stars! The pieced side would be the front and the whole cloth side would just be backing fabric. It is really fun fabric though! :-) So glad it has found a new home with you, where it will be appreciated and loved!

Melody said...

Oh Wow! I think a very smart quilter did a reversable quilt ;)
You were a very smart and lucky girl to grab it up! It's great. And Sue is just too sweet!

Tammy said...

Those quilts are amazing. I've been nosing about your blog and everything about it says homey! loved it. Hugs. tammy

Nezzy said...

OMGosh girl, you do - do up Rednesday well!!! What a wonderful treasure ya have in that nice warm cozy quilt and a book to boot. Woohoo!!! :o)

God bless ya and have a most extraordinary day sweetie!!!

kayellen said...

Oh my goodness!! what beautiful quilts!!

Happy Rednesday~~My first time to join in :))

So nice to meet you!

Hugs,
Kay Ellen

daylily777 said...

What a beautiful quilt ! And such a thoughtful gift, that's perfect for you.
Blessings,
~Myrna

Ann said...

The person who made the quilt must have spent a lot of time making it.

I made one and I don't think I will ever make another.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2008/11/patchwork-quilting-with-grandma.html

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful quilt!
How sweet of Sue!!

Mecky

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the quilt you bought! Both sides are equally as beautiful.

Sue was so thoughtful to send you that book. It doesn't look so old --what a treasure!