A quilt story…

The past few times I visited the local thrift store I made it a point to keep my eye out for old quilts.

I really admire Mandy Patullo’s work and thought it might be fun to try some things using old quilt blocks. I quickly spotted this quilt top on my last trip…


Hand stitched, old cotton…


The price on the package was $7…or so I thought…I really didn’t think twice.


The prints are varied and delightful…


When I took it to the register and the cashier pressed the packaging back so she could read the sticker, imagine my surprise when I saw it read $2!!! Yes, TWO DOLLARS, not $7. At $7 it was a super steal.


When I got home and spread the quilt out, I found another tag that read $30. I realized that must be the real price of this lovely, lovely piece of quilt art.


I called the store, spoke with the cashier who rang up my purchases and explained the mistake, told her I would be in next week to pay the $28 I owed.


However, she explained I really had paid the real price of $2, and it was a case of what I had discovered previously. Sometimes they get donations like these that have price tags from other stores, like the antique store sticker I found on a piece of old embroidered linen there recently. They don’t always bother removing them, she explained.


Yes, I got a really really good deal!


I have some ideas for working with the squares, which are actually quite large.


Out in the garden, things are growing quite well. I noticed a couple new residents this weekend. Not sure what they are, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them before. I decided they were too interesting to feed to the ducks.











2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love that you got that for 2 bucks but so sad some poor soul’s beautiful work went so cheaply…sigh

    1. June Wildflower says:

      I know, isn’t it crazy to think about? However, this was probably from someone’s estate sale after they passed away and it ended up in an antique store and then it was never finished so it was donated to the thrift store…probably after that owner had passed away…and onto me. Hopefully I can break the cycle and do something fabulous with it, right?

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