A few days more and it will be official. The Autumnal Equinox. But we've already made the transition to cozy sleeping weather.
We will leave the windows open for some time to come, using first one quilt, then two, and finally on to feathers and down. This vintage postage stamp quilt is one of my favorites. It was quite dirty when I found it bound by masking tape in a junk shop. Ten dollars.
I never wait until fall to use my quilts of course. I have several white ones that I use on tables and furniture all year long. This one is vintage and a thrift find at twenty dollars. I can still remember the thrill.
This little fall setting showcases the postage stamp quilt, above, on the reverse. Using both sides doubles the decorating possibilities!
A tiny vintage check cotton.
And a sweet yellow stripe incorporated to piece the fabric to make it wider.
I use my antique checked quilt in summer and at Christmas time. One of my finer selections. When you spent ten to twenty dollars on average you can justify a splurge!
I never forget how lucky I am to have this sample. It came from my husband's family. My sister in law choose this quilt, and then later gave it to me when she found she didn't really use it.
Oh, I'm happy to solve that kind of problem!
Fabulous stiching on the old cotton filled quilts!
Another antique quilt I purchased with the red checked one. I swallowed hard when I bought them together, but never looked back!
This lavender quilt is from the 20's or 30's and is shown on the reverse.
The random patchwork front is shown a little here in its pink and blue colorway, a theme I don't use that much.
A vintage basket pattern quilt in new condition.
Here is a machine quilted coverlet sewn on a printed cotton fabric with a quilt pattern. Less fragile than many vintage quilts, and still pretty. This gets frequent use in the nursery.
Your garden variety Tarjay or Wally World quilt can take tough use too. Red checks on the reverse. I wouldn't use an old quilt this way, but I've heard many weepy stories about what was done by hand-made quilts by unknowing daughters-in-law. Not guilty!
Another favorite. Vintage "drunkard's path" pattern. Solid pink on the reverse. Fifteen dollars. Who can explain why?
I do use quilts on beds too!
Modern, and hand quilted by Pine Cone Hill. The spring pattern utterly seduced me. The reverse is a frenchy russet and gold print. Yet to be featured.
And finally, this was a ten dollar rescue. Quite old and quite fragile, and can't be used in any practical way. I left it behind at first. It looked like it had lain around in a garage for fifty years. It partially fell apart in a good cleaning, but it was the only way I could keep it in the house! Isn't it wonderful for fall?
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