Vintage 9 Patch

I usually don’t look twice at quilt tops in thrift stores (I have enough of my own to be finished!) but this was so bright and beautiful.  Plus the price was….wait for it….$3.99!!!!  I almost feel bad someone went to all this work and it was under 4 bucks!
It’s a generous Queen size.  Once it’s finished I can see it draped over the end of an all white bed with a couple of colorful throw pillows…I’ve obviously been thinking about this way too much.  ;)
Whoever made this was a quilter after my own heart adding in a hefty amount of solids.  Further proof that solids never go out of style.  Have a great week!

50 Responses to Vintage 9 Patch

  1. Jeanie June 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Oh my….$4….what a treasure! Whoever made it would be happy to know that it's found a great home where it's beauty is appreciated! ;)

  2. ga447 June 30, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    I am so glad you brought it, it has a home now.

  3. marajulia June 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Can't believe you got that for under 4$! Congrats! How do you plan to quilt it?

  4. Lee June 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    Beautiful….I have one not pieced very well, that I use for a tree skirt around my Christmas tree…but I bet you have big plans to machine quilt. Have fun!

  5. Brenda June 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

    great find!

  6. Stephanie June 30, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    That is an awesome find! How exciting!

  7. Cindy June 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    It's gorgeous!! I've never seen anything that pretty at a thrift store! Lucky you!!:)

  8. Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) July 1, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    Congrats on that excellent find; and so cheap too !~! I love the solids in a nine-patch, the way they set off the prints just amazes me. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Rachel Slote-Brown July 1, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    Wow, that is beautiful. Great find.

  10. Carol July 1, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    I've looked for quilts at thrift stores and never find any. You got lucky. I know, I quilt maker spent a lot of time on this lovely quilt and the thrift store feels it's only worth $3.99.

  11. Dora, the Quilter July 1, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    I once found one of my early quilts, that I'd spent months hand quilting, in an antique shop for $15. I left it there (it had a horrible batting that insisted on migrating through the top and back). Nothing like your $3.99 bargain, which makes me really, really want to interview the person who made it!

  12. Jane Cisneros July 1, 2014 at 1:39 am #

    What an amazing find … good for you!

  13. Renee July 1, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    Seems like a sad tale….some person (probably a quilting woman) went to the trouble to cut, and sew these lovely blocks together…picking out the perfect colors and patterns and assembling this lovely quilt…to be sold for $4 seems even more heartbreaking….but, then the happy ending!!! :)

  14. Johanna July 1, 2014 at 2:32 am #

    Wow! That is very nice! Who ever made it would be thrilled to know that you have it and will love it.

  15. Patti July 1, 2014 at 3:41 am #

    Love it

  16. Linda @ kokaquilts July 1, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    It's lovely! I never grow tired of 9 patch quilts, especially the scrappy ones! L

  17. A Quilter's Mission July 1, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    Such an extremely lucky find! I'm jealous. 9 patch is still my favorite.

  18. Pat July 1, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    What a deal and yes, on white it would look fantastic. All those hours of sewing and it ended up in a resale shop. I guess some people just don't understand what to do with an item like this. That is a good "find".

  19. ipatchandquilt July 1, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    Amazing! Just 4 dollars….
    It will be a wonderful quilt!

  20. Di~ July 1, 2014 at 4:46 am #


  21. Linda July 1, 2014 at 4:48 am #

    Very glad you found it and gave this lovely quilt the good home it deserves. Enjoy finishing it and using it.

  22. Cille July 1, 2014 at 4:49 am #

    $4! That's what a call a bargin. Glad it found a new home where it will be appreciated much more :)

  23. margaret July 1, 2014 at 5:07 am #

    what a amazing find, I expect most of my stitching will end up in a charity shop when I have gone!

  24. Nell July 1, 2014 at 5:09 am #

    Wow! What a find! It makes you wonder about the creator, how did it end up in a thrift store? Glad it will be used and loved.

  25. The Patchsmith July 1, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    What a bargain! Whoever made it will be pleased it has gone to a good home.

  26. Laurelle July 1, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Thats amazing find! If only it could talk and tell the story of how it got there. It's actually pretty nice. I have seen some really ugly quilts in thrift stores :) I also wonder if all the ones I have given away to family might eventually end up at the salvos lol.

  27. suemac July 1, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    What a lovely quilt. So bright and cheerful. I can't believe they sold it for $4.

  28. Milena Ivanova July 1, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    It's cool!

  29. Louise July 1, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    What a treasure! It looks beautiful.

  30. Susanne vb July 1, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    Lucky duck! :)

  31. tink's mom July 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    congrats on your find. Congrats also on giving this wonderful piece a new chance on life. wow.

  32. Doris Rice July 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    I'm with you, I have enough quilts to quilt without taking on someone else's. But $3.99 yes, I'd have to go for it too! Great steal!

  33. the girlfriend gap July 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Lucky you! It is beautiful . Janita

  34. Jennifer July 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Nice find!!

  35. Karen in Breezy Point July 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    How lucky to come across such an awesome bargain!

  36. Nadine Rhoades July 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Wow-I love it! Can't wait to see it finished. I think I'll make one like that with all my fat quarters.

  37. Lin July 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    I always wonder about the story behind such a find.
    Was someone not able to finish it and, if so, why? Were they just tired of looking at it having gotten it that far? Was this the result of family clearing out a house and not appreciating what they were giving away?
    Certainly the thrift store didn't know what they had their hands on – $3.99!?!
    It was definitely your gain but I wonder whose loss.

  38. Charlotta July 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    That's pretty crazy! Beautiful top! I made a quilt like that, except it think my 9 patches were smaller – I used 2" squares – from all scraps. I hand pieced the whole thing, and it took me years. I just made the 9 patches as I collected the scraps, and eventually I had enough. I'd never sell it – certainly not for $4.00! Enjoy it!

  39. Karin Vail July 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    What a great find! Can't wait to see how you quilt it! This is my vintage quilt top find that is now an heirloom quilt!

  40. Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket July 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I'm glad that old quilt top has found such a good home.

  41. Moogsmum July 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Wow! What an amazing find and how lucky that it came to be picked up by a quilter who will bring it to life and appreciate it :)

  42. Megan Jorrick July 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    What a STEAL! That is glorious! You just inspired me to go to the thrift store down the street from me… makes me hope that I am just as lucky as you are with your find! Way to go! Can't wait to see it finished!

  43. Rebecca Grace July 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    What a great score! What kind of thrift store sells quilt tops? They would be great for FMQ practice, you know? I agree, that 9 patch is totally your style.

  44. Lauren Deel July 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Lucky you!!! Just last week, I visited a shop that had advertised piles of quilt tops. Too bad they were all priced at $39 and none were even worth that! They were poorly made and not worth the money or the effort to finish them. So I'll say it again – lucky you! This is gorgeous and a great find!

  45. yarn and pencil July 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Clever you to spot that colourful quilty delight
    Tracey xxx

  46. liloca, liloquinha July 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    Gostei muito! Parabéns , uma verdadeira colcha de retalhos!

  47. Tina July 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm #


    I simply love your vintage patch.
    Really great work, must have taken you a long time:-)

    My daughter kreate art, paintings and so on:

    Also I use to sew, knit….
    Enjoy the summer

  48. Irene spiezio July 6, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    What a great find good for the person that made it that you bought it and appreciate it.

  49. Julia Lucas July 8, 2014 at 3:06 am #

    Beautiful, colourful quilt. A great find!

  50. Diana Collins July 8, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Great find and I do like all the colors. Glad it has found a new home.

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