A Completed Quilt made from a Kit, Very Early Vintage

This Info just in: Thanks to Sharon Pinka and Merikay Waldvogel, quilt historians in the United States!! Sharon and I have remained in touch after she visited my studio here in Nova Scotia the summer before last! Thanks gals!

This lovely quilt made from a kit is “Scattered Morning Glories” made by Home Needlecraft Creations #7127 and was advertised in McCall’s Magazine during the 1940’s. This confirmed my thoughts on dating and on the fact that this was an early kit from one of the smaller players. It is sized at 78×97 so will fit a double bed or go sideways on a queen or king. It is more than likely unwashed and is in immaculate condition(there is one tiny stain on the backing, I have a picture of it and can send it to you…..).

PRICE: $650 USD + $35 shipping and insurance = $685


Today I’m announcing a departure from my usual inventory of vintage quilting kits, both applique and cross stitch. I’m certain there is a market for carefully curated kit quilts that are completely finished and in pristine or near pristine condition. This one shown below fills the bill on all those counts and as well, I believe it dates very early on in the manufacture of these kits.

Judging by the luscious strong solid pastels used to make up this kit, it likely dates to the 1930’s or early 1940’s. I have several colleagues among the Quilt Study and Quilt Dating groups, and one of these knowledgeable people is showing it to her contacts to gather some information for me.

As you can see, there is a lovely scalloped border completely around the outside of the quilt and the quilt measures 79×97. 100% cotton, of course, inside and out.

Until the quilt gets to me and I can do further research and examine it carefully I am hesitant to put a price on it, but I do want to give everyone a heads up as it will be first come, first served with this charmer.

The only blemish on the entire quilt, so I am told, is a small dark amber coloured stain on the back – perhaps the size of a pencil end. But until I have the quilt in my hands I hesitate to say there is no other blemish.

The quilt is still bearing the stamped on quilting guidelines and one tiny print indicator saying “seam” so we are sure that this is from a kit, and also that it has been neither used nor washed.

I will add further info as I get it…..Contact me – mailto:janet@novascotiaquilts.com for further¬†discussion or to put a hold on it.


3 Responses to “A Completed Quilt made from a Kit, Very Early Vintage”

  • janet:

    I’m not clear on which photo you are asking to be sent?
    Feel free to email me offline: janet@novascotiaquilts.com

  • Barbara Brandt:

    Back in the early 60’s I purchased a Paragon Package No. 01145 “Friendship” double bed (90″ X 103″) Quilt top, from a department store in Ohio. It took me almost 10 years to do all the cross stitch hand work. By the time it was completed I had 2 young children and my grandmother who was to help me quilt it had sold her quilting frame. The completed top was stored away in my Lane cedar chest. Now that I’m in my 70’s I like to sell the top to someone who could complete the quilt and cherish it as I have over the past 50+ years. If you are interested please contact me.

  • janet:

    Hi Barbara: Have you had any nibbles? I might be interested in acquiring this quilt kit top – contact me janet@novascotiaquilts.com and we can talk about it…. sounds lovely!

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