Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A day with BellaMomma and the $4 quilt...

Saturday morning I met up with BellaMomma bright and early for a day of shopping. We went everywhere from a church bazaar to Ross, with lots of thrifting in between.

And it was a good day. Good mother and daughter time and good shopping. I am not sure what treasures to show you first.

How about the four dollar quilt? Yes, I said $4.00. It was one of those times when I felt like I was stealing. I pretty much was. It's one of those stores where nothing has prices and the folks there sort of add it up as you check out.

Well, the sweet lady looked at me and explained that the quilt would be $4, as if this was asking too much. I wanted to throw my money at her and stuff the quilt in the bag and make a run for it before she changed her mind or came to her senses.

I brought it home and put it on the guest bed.

I forget what this style is called. I know one of you will know. It is so full of detail. I studied every inch of it over the weekend and there is almost no repetition in the fabric patterns.

I love it so much. The time I know that went into this piece makes me squirm. I could never do it. But I appreciate it so much.

More treasures to come...

37 comments:

Dena said...

$4! Oooooh that is almost as yummy as the quilt itself! It looks so sweet on your guest bed too :) I would have done a happy dance right there in the store!

Hugs,
Dena

Diva Kreszl said...

What a wonderful find!!! I know how you feel when you are just giddy about a treasure you've found and then to get it for such a steal!

Shan Van said...

I bought a quilt for 25 and thought that was a steal, wow, you've topped me with this! I can't believe it! I love the pattern too! Can't wait to see your other treasures.

St. Michael's Wife said...

Girl! Giddy is not the word! You must feel plumb delirious with joy over this find! Woo-hoo! Un-freakin'-believable! I am soooooo happy for you!

Grins!
Pamm

Amanda Jo said...

A-MAZING! It's so beautiful! I would have payed SO much more for that quilt!

Living on the Spit said...

You scored an antique "post depression" cathedral window quilt probably worth about $2500, if not more...definitely worth being appraised and insured....and now I am not talking to you ANY more.

{{SO FRIGGIN JEALOUS, DUDE!!}}

Carrie said...

Wow the quilt is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a treasure! You get the best buys. Sounds like a special mother/daughter time.

Terri

Linda said...

OMG! It's beautiful! AND a STEAL!

Snappy Di said...

WOW! I would have paid the $4 and then tipped her an additional $4. SO, have you called your insurance agent yet to add it to your policy?

Di

Cynthia said...

Wow! Four dollars! That's unbelievable. What a wonderful find. I definitely have quilt envy. Enjoy your day.

Kim's Treasures said...

O.M.G.!!! WOW!!! AND I'm JEALOUS!!! (as always!)

Daisy said...

I think that it is called Cathederal Windows. That is SO awesome that you got that quilt for that price. What a huge blessing!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Oh My Goodness!!!
I'm glad you grabbed it and ran....!!
A Cathedral Window.....the hours someone put into that quilt....,mind boggeling!!

Congrats and Enjoy...LindaMay

Theresa said...

Oh honey, that quilt was a steal! You are lucky to have found it and snagged it:) My Mama used to make quilts and it does take a lot of time and patience! Have a blessed day and thanks for showing us this gorgeous quilt!

Small House said...

OH...WOW! WOW-WOW-WOW!! It's beautiful. And you are as usual - LUCKY!
Sandra

Jayme said...

Speechless! Find of the year! Yay for you!!!! I'm always so thankful when I find awesome deals like that. To me it reminds me that God loves me, and he can 'give' me the things I love. Since I'm not working anymore, I tend to have an 'I'll never have that attitude'. Your post just confirmed my thoughts....there are still plenty of wonderful deals out there!

Lisa said...

Holy Moly! $4? Gorgeous Gorgeous!

Leslie said...

I think that's the deal of the century! Wow. Such a beautiful piece of artistry. I love curling up in one of my old quilts for a good nap - nothing else compares.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

This is probably the deal of your lifetime - some people work years to finish a Cathedral Window quilt. Enjoy!!

Lynn

Becky said...

Holy shamollee! You got the deal of the century for sure! It is so beautiful. Congratulations.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That is definitely a $4 happy dance quilt. What a great find and it looks amazing on the bed! Lucky!

Pam R said...

Beautiful quilt! Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Did the pillow come with it?

Rambling Girl said...

Can't believe it...that is so beautiful!

Lisa said...

I think you should have bought a lottery ticket on the way home, your luck was running high!

Marge said...

my grandmother used to make quilts. i keep them on my guest bed too. they are never square...she didn't like to measure. and i love that. :) what a great find!

Dogwood said...

What a steal. I will not tell you what that would have cost in California!!!!! And, it would not be $4.00!!!! I love the colors and design. Oh and yes, that cat is precious, precious!!!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my....I can barely believe it....That is the SUPER FIND! You lucky girl! I think it might be called cathedral windows, but I'm not sure. I searched my brain, but all I could find were cobwebs. :-)

Blessings,
Spencer

traci said...

you've got to be kidding me. $4!!! dang. you did get the bargain of the year. it's beautiful. looks perfect on the bed. and i think your little guy likes it too.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You are the QUEEN of bargains, I think I would have had a heart attack on that deal....my goodness, I love it, it's the most gorgeously scrappy quilt (my favorite!) and I tell you that is a priceless work of art!
XOXO
Joni

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Where on earth did you buy this treasure at a store with such nonchalant clerks, I'm wondering? Because, yes, this is a cathedral window or cathedral something or other quilt. And they are very hard to make, thus I don't have any. Lucky, lucky girl you!
Brenda

Nina Diane said...

wow...4 bucks!! are you kidding...ok, I live in Richmond, tell me where this store is! please...

Lone Star Queen said...

$4 is an amazing steal for that beautiful quilt. You should feel very, very guilty. LOL!

Liz said...

JEALOUS!

jaditekate said...

i am so jealous. what a fantastic quilt. :)

linda t said...

Oh. My. Gosh. LOVE your Cathedral Window quilt!!
You scored big-time!
Just so you know, you can not make this with a machine... totally & completely handmade. Very time consuming. Such a treasure.

cathleen said...

Oh, MY, GOODNESS!!!! What a BEAUTIFUL quilt. I LOVE it. You are blessed, girl!!!! Anyway...what is more charming together than an old quilt and a sweet little kitty. Love your photos!