Saturday, July 4, 2009

Yard Sale Quilt



As I was delivering the mail last Saturday, I came upon a yard sale. You know, one of those community yard sales. Now, I don't normally have time to peruse these sales, cause the mail must be delivered. But, I mean, they're right there. When I got toward the end of my route, sitting right there near the front porch, on top of a suitcase, sat this quilt, all folded up and looking lonely. I happened to have a little money on me that day, so I figured, what the heck. I asked the little old lady how much she wanted for the quilt thinking it was more than I had on me and to my suprise she said, "I was asking $25, but what do you think?" And, I thought wow! So, I offered her $20 thinking she would probably take less, but I didn't want to steal it. And she said YES! She told me a friend of hers had made it and she just didn't need it anymore. Well, to be honest, I didn't need it either, but I wanted it. So, she put it in a plastic bag and I put it in my mail bag and finished delivering that loop. I love this quilt; it was machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted. Beautiful!

3 comments:

Leslie said...

this is an amazing yard sale find!! I dream about finding things like this...the colors are so pretty, and 20 dollars is awesome

Allison said...

YOu got a DEAL! That is beauiful! Thanks for stopping by! -Allison

RusticOkie said...

What a beautiful find. I'm so glad it found a lovely new home.