Friday, April 23, 2010

Vintage Pink Quilt


Every Saturday Beverly over at her blog How Sweet the Sound, is the hostess of Pink Saturday. I am very excited to participate for the very first time. This is my vintage pink quilt which I believe is around 75 years old. Each square is hand embroidered and unique.


There is a windmill and a basket of flowers. Tulips and a kitten playing with a ball of yarn.


A horseshoe for good luck and a young girl in a bonnet.


A cluster of grapes. Imagine the hours of work that went into the embroidery alone!


I love the picket fence with the flowers growing behind it.


A pot full of flowers, a baby and a frog too. But here is my favorite of all, "Old Faithfull". I think the person who made this quilt made a mistake in spelling "faithfull", but I think we can overlook that error, don't you?



Thank you so much for visiting me today. Thanks also to Beverly for being our lovely hostess. Don't forget to stop by and visit the other Pink Saturday participants as well. Have a great Saturday everyone!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

51 comments:

  1. wow 75 years old. It's beautiful and in such great condition. Happy Pink Saturday, hope you have a wonderful weekend. So glad you joined, welcome!

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  2. Hi Susan and Bentley!
    I love your quilt! I love the history of quilts and all the loving hours that were spent building them:-)
    Bella

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  3. Hi
    I just love quilts. There is a quilt show every other year in our local area. I love to see the beautiful quilts and look at the fine workmanship. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.
    Betty

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  4. Oh my, look at all that history...what a work of art!

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  5. Welcome to Pink Saturday! I guess this would be 'pinkwork' and not 'redwork'? Either way, it is beautiful.

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  6. hope you enjoy many more pink saturdays and your quilt is gorgeous. hugs Sara

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  7. Welcome and happy pink saturday. What a beautiful quilt that is. Love the embroidered blocks and the colour. When I see windmills and tulips and flowers I think it maybe somebody from Holland stitched it?
    Have a nice day.
    Riet, The netherlands

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  8. Welcome to Pink Saturday. What a lovely quilt

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  9. What a lovely quilt and in such great condition!Welcome to Pink Saturday.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  10. Your quilt is just exquisite! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  11. Susan,
    Love that old quilt. Just to feel an old quilt brings thought of warm feelings :) My Mother loves old quilts and has quite a few.
    I loved your comments on the 30's living room, and yes, we are on the same old movie page. I do long for the simpler times, so I surround myself with visuals that make me think of them :)
    xo
    Robin
    woof, sweet Bentley :)

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  12. I am so glad you shared that quilt with us today. It is truly beautiful. I enjoy and love quilts. I have several old and new, but nothing like yours. Really enjoyed your blog.

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  13. The quilt is lovely. What wonderful embroidery.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  14. What a beautiful treasured quilt - signs of much simpler times. Bently and Bitterman are adorable!! Welcome, and Happy Pink Saturday.

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  15. Oh sweetie this is beautiful! Welcome to Pink Saturday!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  16. It's a beauty! I like that the pink is not too pink and the embroidery work too! Each square with a different design. Maybe the one who made this stitched every square differently because each square holds a story in her life :-)

    Happy 1st Pink Saturday!

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt, I both quilt and embroider and this is a lovely piece. I can see it is well love and cared for by you. I have really enjoyed seeing it.

    Welcome to Pink Saturday.

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  18. gorgeous! what a lovely keepsake!!

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  19. Happy Pink Saturday!


    Love your quilt and Bentley is such a sweet dog!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  20. Ooo Susan..
    I love,love,love your quilt. The embroidery would have taken weeks and weeks..then to set together and then do that wonderful quilting, it's simply gorgeous. You're so lucky to have such a treasure.
    Give sweet bentley a hug for me..and welcome to Pink Saturday..

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  21. I linked to you today...Bernideen's Tea Time Blog!
    Welcome to Pink Saturday and I enjoyed your blog!
    Beautiful quilt!

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  22. Great quilt!

    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Birgit

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  23. Very pretty! Happy Pink Saturday. Welcome! Have a great weekend. Winona

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  24. Happy First Pink Saturday Post! I was saying earlier, I feel too new to Pink Saturday myself to say welcome, but welcome! What a beautiful quilt. I have been seeing embroidered quilts here lately - never saw them before, they are awesome and a lot of work! I love that your quilt is not just vintage, it's real vintage. Enjoyed my visit! Jenn

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  25. Welcome, your quilt is so beautiful!!1
    Happy Pink Saturday!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  26. Ah that quilt is so beautiful! Welcome to PS!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  27. Hello Susan;; Welcome to your first Pink Saturday.. I just love this Pink Quilt,, the embroidery is amazing,,, what a wonderful treasure you have..... Have a wonderful weekend,,, and I love your blog,

    Pink Hugs;
    Alaura

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  28. Welcome to Pink Saturday!!
    A lovely Pink quilt with a lot of history and beauty!!
    Enjoy your weekend xOxO Nerina

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  29. That is a pretty quilt! I like the dogs face also. That is cute. Have a great weekend...Julian

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  30. Beautiful Quilt!
    Welcome to Pink Saturday.
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

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  31. My husband's Grandmother was a quilter. I spent some time with her during one of our visits in which she showed me the very basics. To this day I always look at quilts differently. The amount of time that goes into making them is just incredible. They are truly works of art. Your pink quilt is beautiful and a real treasure.

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  32. Love, love, love your vintage pink quilt. This is a special one! Thank you for showing us all the details of the squares. Quilts are truly made by hand with lots of heart!

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  33. This is a beautiful quilt! What a perfect offering for your first PS! Welcome!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

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  34. Hi, Susan,
    Your quilt is a work of art, just beautiful!! I always want to know the stories behind these wonderful quilts, don't you? Welcome to Pink Saturday, my friend, and enjoy your weekend! Vicki

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  35. Now that is one incredible quilt!!
    HPS!
    Debbie

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  36. What a beautiful pink vintage quilt. I love the very fine embroidery. Lucky you. A lovely pink S
    Sat. post.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  37. What a treasure, a real work of art - and love.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  38. Sooooo you're in Boise, huh? I'm near you in Nampa, sugar. Nice to meet you and I'm adding you to my Google Reader.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  39. Really pretty quilt! We have one on a rocking chair in our kitchen, and it adds a nice rustic touch. Love your blog header, too, it reminds me of a friend's house in Brevard, NC. Lovely place you've got here, I'm a new follower!

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  40. That is beautiful quilt. I've always admires people who can quilt.
    Pink sandal

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  41. Hello Susan and thanks for stopping by on Pink Saturday. Have enjoyed looking at your pretties, this quilt is really beautiful...........and your little Bentley is adorable. Razzy (18 mths.) - on my sidebar - is my granddaughter Jasmin's (13) Yorkie. Such a lively little dog and very much loved of
    course.

    Hope you are enjoying this weekend.
    Mary.

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  42. My, it's so beautiful! You're so lucky to have it.
    Brenda

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  43. What a wonderful quilt. The embroidered images are fabulous!

    Thanks for visiting the cottage and leaving a comment about my flea market finds.

    Be sure to visit again and enter my giveaway!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  44. Just imagine the time it went into making that charming old quilt. And I love Old "Faithful" too. This spelling mistake makes it even more special. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  45. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday. I am so glad that you decided to join us. I apologize for being late visiting, but I finally made it.

    And, I must tell you that I adore your quilt. It is absolutely awesome. Thank you for sharing this treasure with us.

    Beverly @How Sweet The Sound.

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