I put a vintage quilt in my washer and it didn’t die

I didn’t die, either (though you wouldn’t know it from my prolonged absence from this blog). Thank you, faithful readers, for coming back to look day after day after day!

A few weeks ago I bought a vintage quilt on eBay. A crazy colored quilt. A cheap quilt that no one else wanted. But I think it’s flat out wonderful.

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Of COURSE red and orange and teal and black go together. Love at first sight.

Technically this is a comforter, not a quilt, because it’s tied, not quilted. Click here to see more!


You know you’re in trouble when the box reeks

I don’t fall for online shopping very often anymore. You get burned one too many times and swear you’ll never do it again. But you do anyhow. You read the description over and over, check the feedback, pore over the pictures, bid carefully, and somehow think that THIS TIME will be different.

This time I knew I was in trouble even before I opened the box. The mail carrier dropped it off first thing in the morning. Get it out of the truck! It reeked of smoke covered with perfume-y laundry stuff.

I’d bought this “quilt” that looked so fantastic in the pictures. It’s tied with yarn, not quilted, so technically it’s a comforter:

vintage star quilt

Oh, you’re so lovely in a picture.

Click here for more!


A garden bed you can bring indoors. No watering needed!

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I snapped up this thrifting score a couple weeks ago, on a day that snowed!

It’s a handmade twin-size tied quilt straight from the last of the ’60s or the early ’70s, to judge from the fabric and the print.

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The six big pattern blocks are bold! The piecing pattern—interlocking rectangles with a few little square pieces to add interest—looks like a version of Log Cabin. (I’m no quilt pattern expert, so if you know the real nameย please say so!)

Yep, there’s more!