On Sunday we went to Clear Lake, Iowa and took in an antique show. Here’s the highlights…at least from my point of view…
I loved this quilt. It was very poorly constructed-the seams didn’t match at all- but I loved the colors.
I keep thinking someday I’ll applique…but I think I’m wrong. In the meantime, I enjoy looking at these beauties.
This classic log cabin had velvets in the dark sections and satins in the light.
I am just never brave enough to use a fun color like purple in the back ground….someday though…I will.
Sometime I like to see antique quilts as inspiration on what to do…sometimes for what not to do. Kelli and I both thought the black was too much for this quilt….Red or yellow would have been better than the black.
We loved this hexie quilt. We like the added element of putting red around once section.
Oh temptation…sweet temptation. I wanted this child’s sewing machine but didn’t get it. Cute though, right??
I really liked this dresser. Hubby and I ever debated it for a bit but then opted not. Both of us agree that we need to get into the new house before we purchase more furniture. We just don’t know what we’ll have room for.
Here’s another color I want to use for a sashing or background fabric someday….that 30’s green.
What a simple quilt top…Kelli and I both loved it!! We’ll be making one of these…
What do you think of the arrow quilt??
This old cutter quilt was so beat up it almost looked and felt like chenille. When Kelli saw it she quickly steered me away from it. She hates when I design quilts with square in a square designs.
I loved the chess table. Yep..I know…no new furniture until we get in the new house. I know-I know!
But…what it isn’t technically furniture…like this ladder that the quilts are hanging on. It’s not really furniture..right??
See how many quilts it holds…and technically not furniture…and look how useful it would be. Not furniture AND I could hang quilts..PERFECT!! Right??
Wrong. It wasn’t for sale. But he did have one in his trailer. It wasn’t stained and finished and wasn’t quite as tall. The dealer ended up going to his truck to get it and I got to take it home with me…It wasn’t furniture after all.
…and that’s the highlights of the antique show in Clear Lake.