I’ve been trying to find this lovely vintage quilt kit – Progress “The Iris” #1403 in a double bed size, and have finally scored!!
This is a picture of the fabrics to complete the quilt and although the picture is not giving us the true colour, one can see that there is a lovely variety and that the kit will be striking when finished.
PRICE: $300 USD + $20 USD shipping SOLD Feb 16/11
The sweet and nostalgic figure of Holly Hobbie was on so many items for children and adults both in the 1970s, and there has recently been a fresh interest in these items……..
This kit at 36×54 is crib or wall hanging size, or if you decide to put a border or two on it you can bring it up to a twin bed size or slightly smaller for a youth bed or cuddle quilt. I have a plentiful variety of the sweet small calicos that will enhance this little kit, as they date to the same time period – therefore they are vintage too.
Paragon produced this darling kit under licencse from American Greeting Card which held the copyright. The package is sealed so you know nothing is missing and the kit has been well protected – it appears there is backing material, polyester batt, embroidery thread for detailing and even a needle. I did one of these kits up a year or two ago and by putting in a lot of quilting, it made it look really grat. The kit is dated 1972 on the selvedge edge of the quilt top panel and to assure its authenticity I trimmed it off and appliqued it to the hanging sleeve.
PRICE: KIT ALONE $185USD + $20 USD shipping – if you want some vintage calico, we can discuss that.
KIT MADE UP TO MY EXACTING STANDARDS – 6 to 8 months lead time $385 USD + $20 shipping, extra if borders are to be added.