It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #9)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a Corn & Beans Variation quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991.

TBT Quilt #9

Vintage Corn & Beans Variation Quilt

Vintage Corn & Beans Variation Quilt from Ohio.

Here are the stats on the Corn & Beans Variation quilt.

Size: 104” x 84”

Description:
Yellow and multi-colored fabric scraps. [I wish the picture was better, especially if some of that fabric is yellow. It doesn’t photograph well, I don’t think.]

Bought: Bought for $110.00 July, 1991 from a Roush Auction, Shelby, Ohio. The quilt came from the estate of Bermuda Shupe.

Sold: Sold for $350.00 on July 29, 1991.

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy

It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #8)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a Lemoyne Star quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. This quilt was probably made in the 1930s.

I love how there are little stars in the sashing blocks.

TBT Quilt #4

Vintage Lemoyne Star Quilt, circa 1930s

Vintage Lemoyne Star Quilt, circa 1930s. Notice the little stars in the sashing blocks.

Here are the stats on the Lemoyne Star quilt.

Size: 76” x 76”

Description:
Multi-colored stars; 30s green sashing with small stars in the corners.

Bought: Bought for $130.00 July, 1991 from a Roush Auction, Shelby, Ohio. The quilt came from the estate of Bermuda Shupe.

Sold: Sold for $325.00 on July 29, 1991.

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy

It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #7)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a red, green and white 9-Patch Quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. This quilt was made circa 1900.

Mom loved red and green quilts. I’m sure that’s part of what drew her attention to this particular quilt.

TBT Quilt #7

Antique 9-Patch Quilt

Antique 9-Patch Quilt, circa 1900. Bought in Crestline, Ohio.

Here are the stats on the red, white and green 9-Patch quilt.

Size: 70” x 80”

Date: circa 1900

Description:
Green print background; red, black and white print 9 patch

Bought: Mike Clum auction, Ohio, for $210.00 on August 14, 1991
Sold: August 28, 1991 for $250.00

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy

It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #6)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a Daffodil quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. There is no indication when this quilt was made but I am guessing the 1930s.

If you look at this quilt from a distance you will see a secondary design. I think it’s pretty neat.

TBT Quilt #6
 Vintage Daffodil Quilt

Vintage Daffodil Quilt, circa 1930s. Purchased at auction in Crestline, Ohio, July 1991.

Here are the stats for the Daffodil quilt.

Size: N/A

Date: None

Description:
None

Bought from: bought at auction in Crestline, OH in July 1991.

Bought for: $190.00 and sold it for $290.00

I know – almost no information about this quilt. I have a theory. That theory is that mom sold this quilt almost immediately. That being said, she does have a photo of it so I’m not sure how long she may have had it to be able to do that. It’s possible that someone from the same auction purchased the quilt from her at the auction. I’ve seen it happen. A person makes an offer, usually with cash, and out the item goes with someone else. As for the picture, it’s possible she might have taken the picture at the auction. I’ll never know on this one.

If you look at the picture just right, you can see a secondary design. I love it when that happens.

Could this have been a quilt kit? Anyone familiar enough with those to make a guess? I’m thinking this quilt probably dates from the 30s.

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy
 

It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #4)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a red and white Ocean Waves quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. This quilt was made in 1922.

I don’t know about you but I think this would be too many little pieces for me to make a quilt like this. Have any of you ever made this quilt or an Ocean Waves block?

TBT Quilt #4

Red and white vintage Ocean Waves quilt from Mansfield, Ohio. 1922.

Red and white vintage Ocean Waves quilt from Mansfield, Ohio. 1922.

Here are the stats on the red and white Ocean Waves quilt.

Size: 70” x 81”

Date: 1922 [I am not certain if the quilt, itself, was dated or my mother was given the date at purchase. Her notes do not specify whether the quilt was dated.]

Description:
Red and white, hand pieced with larger red triangles for border, 3,490 pieces. Quilting: 8 stitches=1”, straight lines through triangles, 4-leaf flower in white centers.
Backing: white sheeting
Binding: backing brought to front, 1/4” machine stitched.
Condition: excellent – washed once – never used, some slight bleeding.
Provenance: bought from Dick Nixon, grandson of maker, Mansfield, Ohio. A later note says, “Bina Bird Nixon (Mrs. Ed.) d. 1941 85-87 yrs. old.”
Bought from: Dick Nixon, Mansfield, Ohio, November 1991.

Bought for $350.00 and sold it on December 6, 1991 for $400.00

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy

It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #3)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a Churn Dash quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. Anyone care to venture a guess on the date of this quilt?

Have any of you made a Churn Dash quilt? How about a Churn Dash block? I know I have.

TBT Quilt #3

Churn Dash Quilt from Navada, Ohio

Churn Dash Quilt from Navada, Ohio

Mom didn’t make a lot of notes on this quilt.

Here are the stats on the Churn Dash quilt.

Size: 70” x 74”
Description:
Multi-color with blue and white homespun backing and binding. [It appears to me to have been blanket-stitched around the binding. What do you think?]

Bought from: Mike Clum Auction in Navada, Ohio August 14, 1991

Bought for $230.00 and sold it on August 28, 1991 for $250.00

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy

It’s Throw-Back Thursday (TBT Quilt #2)

For today’s TBT, I present you with a Tumbling Blocks quilt picture. The original picture was taken in 1991. The quilt, however, was made in 1895.

Have any of you made a Tumbling Block quilt?

TBT Quilt #2

Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Mom liked to go to auctions and buy the quilts. She would study them briefly and then turn them over as quickly as possible, usually, sometimes only making a few dollars on them. Other quilts she would put in one of her two antique booths and, on occasion, she would keep a quilt.

Here are the stats on the Tumbling Block quilt.

Size: 85” x 66”
Inscription/Signature: “Pieced by great-grandmother 1895”

Description:
4” x 4” pieces [mom actually sketched the piece] multi-prints
Border [again she sketched this] on one edge
Backing: homespun type, 2 pieces
Quilting: 8 stitches=1” – diamonds in diamonds 1/2” apart. Very thin batt, carded cotton w/seed
Binding: brown print
Conditions: excellent except for 1 hole in one piece to be repaired (restored w/period fabric)
Bought from: Roush Auction in Shelby, Ohio December 12, 1991
Estate of Mirth Monn McKellogg, Shelby, Ohio

She paid $200 for it and sold it on 12/15/91 for $250.00

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Thanks for reading! …Betsy