Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DRESDENS IN A BOX

This post is just a bit different from most in the
 Dresden Hop and you won't want to miss my story below.

First,  I must thank Madman Samm 
at Sew we Quilt for allowing me to post what
I'm going to show you today and to Christine 
over at Quilt Monster in My Closet for hosting.

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I like to yard sale and usually I never find much.  
I'm always hoping to find old sewing items.  


At a yard sale a couple years ago
I found a box of old fabrics and 
began to dig around in it.  

Could it be...no wait...
OMG..it is....
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don't look excited....breathe deep.
 I found some unfinished blocks.
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Fabric looks like feed sacks...
I'm pretty sure it is.  
Dig deeper.
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Hands are shaking..heart pounding
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12 hand pieced 
"Dresden Plates" 
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"How much for this box of old fabric?"  
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 $1.00

I almost Peed my Pants!

So although I didn't make these 12 Dresdens,
I am guessing were made in the 40s...
from feed sacks and clothing.
I wanted to share them with you!
















LOOK at these TEENY, TINY, hand stitches 





My Dresdens in a Box!


Isn't it great that both young and old,
both Traditional and Modern quilters
can ALL enjoy such a block with roots that are so deep!
"What goes around comes around" was never more
true than with this quilt block design.  

Keep you eyes wide open and dare to dig around
for Dresdens and other antique Kwilty Pleasures!


35 comments:

  1. Wonderful dresdens in a box! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Fabulous finds for sure! How lucky for you to rescue these beauties.
    What will become of them?

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  3. Lembro de minha avó e tia costurando a mão e a máquina que era de manivela(com uma das mãos guiava o tecido e com a outra tocava a manivela)os forros da colchas e das roupas eram de saco de farinha de trigo(era algodão nobre mais fechado na trama)e os vestuário eram mais ralos.Esta suas placas são uma obra de arte e tem que ser preservada.Pena não ter a referência...Obrigada por nos mostrar e compartilhar.Bençãos.

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  4. Fantastic! You were so lucky and the Dresdens found a great home! :-D

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  5. What a fabulous find!! I think I would have needed 'depends' too. Thanks for sharing your vintage find. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  6. How wonderful that these blocks found their way into your hands so that they would be so treasured and appreciated and admired ... and shared with us. Somewhere a quilting angel is smilng ... :) Pat

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  7. Lucky lucky you! I really enjoyed your story. I had one of those Depends moments last year, LOL!

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  8. Oh wow! What a great find! I hope you finish them into a quilt...Those will surely be lovely! P.S. Such a cute little post!

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  9. Wow what a fabulous find - I think I would have peed my pants! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a great find... Please do make them into a uilt, the deserve it for being so pretty and so long in a box!

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  11. I love all things vintage so I'd be hyperventilating too! blessings, marlene

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  12. I've had similar finds and always wonder what the story behind the blocks might be...who made them...why didn't they get finished? And someday, my UFO's will also be in a garage sale for someone to find too! Thanks for sharing your new treasures!

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  13. What a treasure! I hope the finished quilt brings years of warm snuggles.

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  14. Whoop Whoop, you scored the big one! What a treasure!

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  15. Whoop Whoop, you scored the big one! What a treasure!

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  16. What a wonderful find these were.

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  17. Lovely! Thankfully you found them and they were not left over yard sale items destined for the trash!
    Love hidden treasure!!!!!!!! :)

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  18. Quite a find!!! I never find something like that...lol

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  19. I share your joy in the discovery! Check out my blog for tomorrow's Hop to see what Dresdens I have discovered from my grandmother's stash.

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  20. What a treasure! It would be a shame if they aren't finished into a quilt.

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  21. What a wonderful find!!! Those blocks are a beautiful treasure!

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  22. Hi . WOW! How lucky you were! Those are so beautiful. They actually look like the 1930's to me.Of course I am no expert, but I know a lady who has tons of fabric from this period and I have seen a lot of these fabrics on her blog. It will be so gorgeous in a quilt.

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  23. Lovely blocks... will you be the one to finish them in to a quilt or will someone else find a "box of dresdens" in a yard sale when you are long gone a long time from now..

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  24. Wow..great find! They're beautiful.

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  25. What a really true treasure these are. I have always loved the feed sack colors. A truly great find and thanks for sharing your story acquisition. Judy C in NC

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  26. Wow what a lucky find! vickise at gmail dot com

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  27. What a great find!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. What an incredible find for you! Now you have to figure something really good to do with them! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I probably would have peed my pants too! *giggle*. How very exciting and absolutely beautiful! Hope to see them in a finished quilt soon. Thank you for participating and Hugs.

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  30. Oh my what a fabulous fabric yardsale find. THose are the most awesome moments as you discover that true treasure ....I often wodern whay people can be so dumb as to what treausre they actually are getting rid of.
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  31. Beautiful! Your hand stitches are the perfect touch - love them :)

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  32. Oh you lucky thing to find those little treasures. I hope to see them in a finished quilt someday.

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  33. What precious blocks that you found and I knew they would be hand pieced! I hope you end up making a quilt with them!

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  34. Thank you for sharing that wonderful treasure. How you manage not to faint or p-- I don't know. I think I would have.

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