Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reality Check

In 2007 I made this silk flower and tulle wall hanging and donated it for the silent auction at our guild's quilt show.

I don't know who bought it or remember how much it went for, but I think it was a decent price.

It was one of favorites, actually. I liked it alot.

Well guess what? It's back in my home!

A couple weeks ago a friend from quilt guild was shopping at a local thrift shop and guess what she found there?

With this price tag?

No chance of getting a big head around here! LOL.

I'm glad I had my name on the back. For $1.50 I'll happily keep it myself.

Last weekend I was feeling in between projects and still letting ideas for the border of my Baltimore Album quilt percolate in my brain. So I dug out a box with more of the pieces my grandmother cut out.

There were just a few hexagons in this size so I sat and hand pieced them. Not sure what I'll do with them now. But aren't the fabrics fabulous? In one block alone there are fabrics from a skirt I wore in the 1950's, a dress I made myself in the early 1960's and p.j.s I made for my sons in the mid 60's.

Today is chicken and noodle dinner day at church. So my custard pies are baking and I need to go tend to them.

Tomorrow I'll try to post some pics from Monday night's fabulous trunk show at guild.


Amy said...

Your wall hanging is absolutely beautiful. I love the machine quilting you did on this.

Yvette said...

What a story! I would have nabbed that deal. LOL! It is gorgeous.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh dear Mary...that is a terribly sad story...I would be so disappointed. So glad you got your beautiful quilt back home where it can be appreciated once again!

Geta Grama said...

Beautiful wall hanging, I love the colours.You are very lucky to have it back !

Teaquilts said...

Mary I'm glad you have the quilt back in your home. Such a shame where it ended up but great that someone recognized it's worth and got it back to you.

karenfae said...

amazing that it ended up at a thrift store of all places. And only a 1.50 wow - someone didn't know the value of what they had. The person should have just given it back to you in the first place.

Trish said...

Wow, what a story. Glad this beautiful quilt found its way back to you!

Fiesta said...

It was meant to come back to you. It is absolutely stunning.

esquiltingpassion said...

I can't believe someone gave up that wall hanging. I wish I could find a bargain like that.

esquiltingpassion said...

I can't believe someone gave up that wall hanging. I wish I could find a bargain like that.

SewCalGal said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I think it was meant to be back with you. Personally, I love it!


Susan said...

I guess that's what you call going full circle! I'm glad that your quilt found its way home!

(Love those hexies!)

Linda said...

Hey,I love your little quilt. I'll give you $2.00 for it. Just kidding..I'm glad you got it back. I can't believe someone sent it to the thrift store but I'm glad your friend recognized the value and gave it back to you.

What a treasure to have fabrics like that. Isn't it funny how fabric clicks our memories like that? I've been working on old projects lately and I'm loving the flood of memories they bring. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

I have heard from quilter friends how they make and give their quilted gifts to find out later how they are not appreciated and are treated so casually. I think there must be something with non-quilters just not getting it. Glad yours is back home with you to love and enjoy.

Micki said...

That's an incredible story with a wonderful ending.