Archive for June, 2009
Paragon Garden Bouquet Applique Quilt Kit:
Pictures above are of Paragon Garden Bouquet applique quilt kit circa 1974 – certainly a vintage find. This one doesn’t appear often and is snapped up when it is. I was lucky enough to finally get one and show it here in it’s unopened condition. The second picture shows the applique fabric and the bias binding which is included in the kit – this one will go fast!
PRICE: $210 USD which includes trackable and insured shipping
January 10, 2010 this kit is on hold
Progress Bowknot #1345 Applique Quilt Kit
Above is the first picture of my fabulous treasure! This is a vintage and partially completed Progress applique kit. It is Bowknot #1345 which does not bear a date but is clearly from the 1930’s. The work on this lovely quilt kit is absolutely impeccable, but you will need to do some matching as the rest of the applique pieces did not come with it.
As you all know, Kona solid cottons have a range of over 200 shades and if you cannot find vintage percale I’m sure you will find something among the choices from Kona. Any of the online stores should be able to help out, but if you would rather, I can source the fabric from my local Quilt Shop for you at my cost to acquire it.
As you can see there will also be some simple embroidery required to add the finishing details to this lovely quilt. The bias binding will also need to be provided and should be a good match for one of the basic applique colours – what fun!!
The quilt is finished using the marked scalloped edge guidelines which are clearly visible, as are the quilting lines. This quilt top is remarkably clean but has one or two barely noticeable age spots and should be soaked to freshen and remove the guideline markings.
As you can see the picture on the front of the envelope is crumbled from age, as is the bag from a store called Pomeroy’s which I presume is long out of business. I will enclose it in a transparent sleeve and support it with cardboard when I ship the kit.
What a treasure to find – I waited many years for this one!!! And I predict it will sell this week, so if you want it please contact asap to put a hold on this.
SOLD! June 30/09 Price: $295 USD including trackable and insured shipping, plus cost to match fabrics if you wish this done at this end.
Bucilla Jiffy Stitch Quilt Kit – Liberty or Americana Eagle
I now have this lovely Bucilla Bicentennial quilt kit back in stock after a long search!! This is the original version which was offered in suggested colourway of red and ecru, but having seen the kit for the version offerred as a premium for 16 Mule Team Borax, which was in red and royal blue, I’d suggest that colourway. This kit doesn’t come with the thread kit, so it’s your choice how you finish it and it will make a wonderful keepsake.
PRICE: $225 USD includes postage
Our national holiday – Canada Day – is on Wednesday and I am convening a quilt show that day, so please be patient with email requests, which I will try to answer within a few hours of receiving them. Celebrate Canada!!!