Thursday, February 14, 2013

Found Valentines

























Sandra Starley asked that I mention she bought this quilt from the online auction where I found the photo.












24 comments:

ga447 said...

You out did yourself with these photos of hearts. I forgot about those pillows.

smazoochie said...

I <3 this post!

andsewon said...

Lovely seeing these vintage hearts!

Rosemary Youngs said...

So cute, the third one is definitely my favorite.

Rosemary Youngs said...

Sorry, I mean the fifth heart is my favorite, do you know what quilt that is from?

Anonymous said...

Today I visited a fleemarket and looked at a heart with the year 1909 almost identical with yours and was really wondering to buy it, but it was so terrible worn out so I didn´t buy. If it is left next visit I think I have to get it.
Louise D in Sweden

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful examples of hearts in textiles.
Happy Valentines Day!

Debbie

Becky in VA said...

What lovely valentines!

The Civil War Quilter said...

How wonderful! I really love the pendant pin cushion! Perfect for Valentine's Day, a happy one to you.

Nifty Quilts said...

Fun! Thanks.

Fran├žoise said...

Thank you.

Every Stitch said...

What a wonderful collection of vintage crafted hearts - certainly a popular motif across all crafts! Thanks
Hilda

susan said...

That's a lot of love!

Sandra said...

Barbara,
The red/green heart and hand with sash, arrows, hourglass, three link, all seeing eye, etc. (9th from bottom) is from my new c. 1850 applique quilt. probably from Maryland. The other blocks are regular applique, this block is an Odd Fellows Block. Could you add that it is in my collection? THanks.
Sandra Starley

susan said...

I have made 2 friendship quilts with quilting friends and participated in one with the state guild. In one instance we all decided on a block. (bachelor's choice) and signed it and exchanged a block with each quilting friend. then we set the blocks into a quilted wall hanging as desired. The second was a quilt I made myself and had them sign the block of their choice. It is a Savery Star. Thanks for your new quilt along. Susan

Unknown said...

I have never participated in a friendship quilt where the squares included your signatures. But my friends and I have done friendship samplers and have sewn together different squares from everyone to make a quilt for someone special.
So I guess that still makes it a friendship quilt and we did include every participants name on the label.

I absolutely love William Morris fabric and would be thrilled to win the bundle!

augustus' mom said...

I have not participated in a friendship quilt. I am looking forward to hopping onto every blog for the patterns and then sew, sew, sewing. Love your historical information and photos. Thanks for the information and the opportunity to win the William Morris Fats.

Katie Cohagen said...

This is my first quilt along! So excited!

Doris said...

I have three friendship quilts from exchanges with my quilting bees. However, my favorite is one I bought at a garage sale with names and dates from 1933-1934. It cost $3.00! Thanks

Linda Uldriks said...


I have participated in 4 friendship exchanges. One we called a block flop, in which we exchanged fabric packets and made a Judy Martin star block that we chose for each person. I have also done 2 round robins and a row by row exchange. And when you join our circle if you will packet fabric we each will make you a block. Plus when you have a "0" birthday 9ie. 40, 50) we all make you a birthday block to be presented at our June meeting.

Anonymous said...

I have not participated in a friendship quilt, yet! I am looking forward to this very much.

lindabradfish@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of the friendship quilt blocks with 3 posted on a daily basis. Please enter me in the fat quarter bundle drawing. I am Chery at jceaz@q.com Love your work Barbara, I have followed you for many years. I have only made 2 friendship quilts, I guess my group is behind times!!! Chery

Amanda Haynie said...

I have never participated in a friendship quilt before but it sounds like so much fun!! Love your blog!! Amanda.

xenia cord said...

The McKim sampler patterns were newspaper subscription stimulators and culminated in a contest, the second of her series to be so offered. The Indianapolis Star ran them over the winter of 1930-31, with entries due in the late spring, as I remember. Merrily McKim Touhy,Ruby McKim's granddaughter, is reissuing her grandmother's patterns (www.mckimstudios.com)
Xenia Cord