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One Man's Trash: Lexi's "New" Vintage Sunbonnet Sue Quilt

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Just a few months ago at the beginning of summer, we took a little road trip down to Bell Buckle, TN to do some antiquing.  You can read more about that here.  One of the treasures that we brought home was an unfinished Sunbonnet Sue quilt.  It was old and a little frayed.  And no one had ever managed to put a back on it before it ended up in a little antique shop.  When I saw it, my eyes lit up. I knew we had something good there.  The shop was asking $20 for the piece, which I felt was a good deal for what we had found, so we snagged it and brought it home.  

Now, I'm not a quilter, but thankfully, I have a few connections and quickly found someone to help us finish this fabulous piece.  Here's a look at the finished quilt in action.  Lexi seems to like it!

It is a treasure indeed.  I'm so glad this beautiful quilt now has a home.    

Here are a few close ups of some of the Dutch Dolls. 

And I choose a small vintage looking floral pattern in a coordinating color for the backside of the quilt.  When I went to capture a couple photographs of it, I suddenly had a little help. 

And then next thing I knew I had a little MORE help.  

But back to the quilt.  It is a small size.  I would say it's a twin size quilt at best.  We will use it in Lexi's room once she gets old enough for a bigger bed.  For now, she's content to cuddle up with it when she's playing on the floor.  

I do so love vintage treasures.  And this one is just about as good as it gets.  
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