Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Recued from Trade Me….

If you have been following my blog for a while you will already know I cant help but rescue a quilt. When I saw this one pop up on Trade Me (NZ equivalent of EBay) I thought it needed to be rescued.


If this was someone’s first quilt,the piecing is superb. Check out this block, 78 pieces!!


None of the blocks are easy:
Trade me Sampler quilt

When I saw this quilt on Trade Me I thought it might be a a candidate for pulling apart and re-quilting, but look it has the nicest hand quilting:


Who could unpick that? Nice puffy batty makes this a nice soft snuggle quilt. I’m so glad I rescued it. BTW it is signed and dated 1999. I wonder how it got to be on Trade Me? I guess I’ll never know.


  1. Linda, you must have the " Black Belt" in Trade Me finds, I look often, seldom find a quilt ... but that quilt is a true beauty. Beautiful blocks, enjoy its comfort. Cheers, Jean.

  2. I bet it was a gift to someone who was a 'blanket' know who they are: they would rather have something cheaply made from the store than 'homemade". All they deserve is a blanket. Glad its home with someone who will appreciate it!

  3. Lovely quilt - the colors sing! Nice rescue.

  4. Great blocks - what a find! Great to see your beautiful rhododendron blooming away there.

  5. I think quilts that need new homes are somehow drawn to you. They must know they'll find a good home if they come your way!

  6. Wow, what a find, and what a treasure. I am glad if found an appreciative home.

  7. Great to hear it's found a loving home, so sad that these treasures aren't always appreciated.


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