Monday, February 25, 2008

Really good junk

Originally uploaded by clementinesdrygoods

A customer came in with this beauty on Sunday. She'd found it in an antique shop in Franklin, Tennessee. It seems fitting that she'd come to purchase backing fabric in Franklin, Indiana. It's a wonderful old thing, made with shirting fabrics, some ticking stripes, some feedsacks, and quite a lot of 1890's through 1920's dress prints. It was fascinating to pour over. The embroidery was done with a heavy thread, almost like candlewicking. It gives the blocks some sturdiness that belies it's age. They are also foundation pieced onto floursack-type material. What a fantastic find for it's new owner... I may just have to go "junking" today...


melly~ said...

OMG. I need to go to Franklin! :)

Stephanie said...

How cool! I love finds like that. And that there is a great one!!! Woohoo!!