Friday, November 4, 2011

Estate sale finds

I love estate sales!  I went to this sale because I saw a photo of this Santa on the estate sale site.  I collect Santas and haven't had a new one in a couple of years.  I arrived early, and he was just waiting for me.  $4.00

Then, there were these very sweet dolls.  The larger one is about 15" tall with the smallest being about 4" tall.  These beauties cost $7.00.
I wandered into a room with shirts and sweaters on a table, but before I could start looking for 100% cotton shirts, my eye caught something that looked like a quilt coming out of a corner of a basket.  Woohoo!  It was a quilt.

I pulled it out, unfolded it, and started looking for labels saying it was made in China.  Not only was there no label, but there were no places that looked like a label had been cut off.  As I started looking at it, I could see it was hand quilted.  I am not sure where it came from, but it is in very good condition, and fits the big bed nicely.  Are you sitting down?  $8.00.
I also picked up about five yards of fabrics, mostly red, for $4.00.  I haven't taken a photo of that yet.  All in all, a very good estate sale for me.
After I came home, I worked more on the BOM quilt.  Then I built more blocks for the Jacobs Ladder.

I have four more to go if I want it 60" x 60".  I may add another row to make it 60" by 70".  I have just enough florals to do that.  It will be the biggest quilt I have had on my design wall.  I am not going to use a border, I don't think.  I am going to piece the binding out of what is left of the florals.  I will have used every last inch of the Kona Aloe.  I am loving this quilt.

For some reason, the aloe shows up much stronger in the photos than it does in real life. 
Have you been watching all the new fabrics that have been introduced at Market?  I have fallen in love with the newest Fig Tree by Moda, Butterscotch and Roses.  What are you drooling over?
Until tomorrow, joyful quilting, everyone.


charlotte said...

lucky you. great finds.

Sujata said...

Great finds, Miki!
Those dolls remind me of my doll making days! They are adorable.
Your quilt is looking gorgeous with those spicy colors. Can't wait to see the finish.

Impera_Magna said...

Boy, did you make out like a bandit at that estate sale! Great finds!

Love your JL blocks.... but check out the 2nd photo.... I think you have one patch reversed... luckily it's one on the outside.

Sarah Craig said...

Great finds at the sale!! Lucky you..... And it's interesting the way the aloe shows up in the pics - it's almost like looking at fabric through a Mediterranean screen - pretty!! It's going to be a fabulous quilt!!

krisgray said...

WOW - that was just the right sale, huh? Lovely finds!!

Nancy Bowron said...

I love Estate sales too, but don't think I've ever gotten a deal as great as yours! Lucky you!