Friday, May 20, 2011

Vintage Feed Sack and Echino

I met a new friend, Mary, from the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild today. We went to this funky, antiquey, artsy type place called Savage Mill. They have a quilt shop, And Sew It Goes, which was enough incentive for me. Mary and I spent a wonderful morning getting to know each other over Art Gallery bolts, coffee, and then, antiques. It's been ages since I've been antiquing. Savage Mill has a fairly large antique mall. Fortunately for us, we were on the same antique wavelength, forgoing most of the collectibles, and setting our radar on the textiles. It's a good thing I don't collect feed sacks and antique quilt blocks, because there were plenty. And linens? OMG. Tons. It was hard to walk away from a ziploc full of 1930's Dresden Plates, though. Two pieced circles, and enough blades for 10 more. Mary picked up a feed sack with cacti, plus a beautiful vintage table linen. I thought I was going to walk out empty handed, when in the very last booth, I spotted this:

Then, I remembered I had these:

And thought they'd look great together. What do you think?

My heart says tote bag, but my head says enough already. Maybe a skirt instead.

A great morning. Hope we get to do it again soon!

1 comment:

suemac said...

I too enjoy going to antique malls and picking up orphan blocks. I got a dresden plate a few months ago and last month I picked up a cute Sunbonnet Sue. That particular store had loads of blocks and pieced tops but they were a little higher than I wanted to pay. I paid $2.00 for the Sunbonnet Sue and $4.00 for an embroidered dresser scarf that was in good shape.