Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My Best Find Yet....

We had a great weekend away with our family. We went to the children's museum and the kids had a great time. We had two family barbeques, a trip to the cemetery, and a night out for mom and dad while grandma babysat. They are still recovering from it all - it is 8:15 am and both of them are still in bed - a miracle in our house.

I managed to fit in some thrifting on Saturday and yesterday and found what I consider to be my best find yet - this fab pieced quilt top! I have read of others finding quilt tops in their thrifting adventures and have wondered if my lucky day would ever come.

It is a flying geese pattern made out of a ton of different retro polyester crepe prints. I love it! It is so well made too - the points all match perfectly and all of the pieces are backed with a piece of muslin. There are six rows of geese and I think it is a twin size or possibly somewhere between a twin and a full. There wasn't a price tag on it when I found it so I took it up to the register and hoped for a good deal - with the 50% off Memorial Day Special they were running I paid $1.50 for it! A good deal indeed! I also found some other great things, but I will save them for later. This one definitely deserves its own post;)!

4 comments:

Pieces said...

That is an amazing find! I am jealous! Maybe we all get one fabulous find like that and mine is still on the horizon. Maybe?

Do you think it was made when the fabrics were current or do you think it was recently made? If it was, who would let it go?

beki said...

ACK! Look at that!! Go you :) It must have been 50% off day at all the thrift stores because the one I visited was having the same sale.

jessi said...

I think it is was most likely made when the fabrics were current. My guess is that someone was cleaning out grandma's house and came across it and no one wanted it, so now it is mine;)!

Sarah said...

WOW! That is truly a great find!

You know what's funny about those retro prints is that they look a lot like some of the current fabrics. Lucky us.