Monday, August 29, 2011

Diablo Valley Quilter Trip #3

I pose this question…Is it a bad thing to buy jewelry that goes with a quilt?  I didn’t think so when I purchased this little bobble at Cottage Jewel, Danville, CA.  It was made in the 1920s or 30s and is pot metal and rhinestones.  Love it! 


Here are some of the repro fabrics that I picked at the some shops Suzi and I visited.  Boy, she sure knows here way around the area!


Now for the antique quilts.  My collection of doll quilts is growing rapidly.  At the very first store I found all three pieces pictured and I just had to have them.  Two are true doll quilt and they fit all the criteria.  The other may have been started as a pillow but could have been used as a doll quilt.  The two with pictures on them are made from Cigar Silks and are perfect.  What a find!  The crazy quilt has a few shattered silks but all in all in pretty good shape. 
CS Doll Quilt close-up

Cigar Silk Doll Quilt
Cigar Silk Pillow or Doll quilt

CS Doll Quilt or Pillow close-up

CS Doll Quilt or Pillow back side

Crazy Doll Quilt

I am so glad I found these little quilts before my lecture so I could show them off to the Diablo Valley quilters.

Happy quilting,
Annemarie in MN

4 comments:

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Your cigar silks quilts are marvelous! If you don't mind me asking, were they very pricy? I know nothing about how they're priced. Would love to come across one! Thanks!

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

P.S. LOVE the 20's/30's bauble, too! Something that would catch my eye, as well.

Lynn said...

Just found your blog today. I just purchased a cigar silk quilt this summer in Oregon. Thanks for sharing your passion.

karen said...

You are so lucky to have found these little quilts, even better you got to take them home. Thanks for sharing your treasure!