Archive for June, 2012
I’m always amazed that I can still find vintage kits that I have never acquired before, even after collecting for all these years. I have two new ones to show you today, and hope you find them as exquisite as I have.
The first is an applique kit, put out by Bucilla (#3127) in the period around 1950-1960. This kit is called Mount Vernon, which was the name of George Washington’s private family estate in Virginia, and the lovely mansion which stood among outbuildings and gardens and plantings which made it a self-sufficient small community.
The design is a series of floral wreaths arranged in an oval and surrounded by the popular early 19th century design of swags and tassels – this design was popular in all forms of the decorative arts during the Federal Period of the new Republic. The classic colours of red and green are used against a clean white 100% cotton background and this will make up into a striking quilt that will become an heirloom piece to be passed down in your family.
This amazing quilt kit is still sealed in its original cellophane wrapper, and is sized at 84×100.
PRICE: $395USD + shipping $30USD = $425USD
SOLD! My April 2013 newsletter wasn’t in folks’ inboxes 5 minutes before this kit sold to a list member!
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My second find today is the sweet, country-style cross stitch kit “Homestead” #1572 put out by Progress in 100% cotton – it is stitched in country colours and is from the decade 1960-1970 I believe. It comes complete with the lovely floss kit to complete it and the kit is to fit a king sized bed – 108 inches wide by 103 inches long. It is still sealed in the original package and in immaculate condition.
This will make a simply lovely project to work on during the long days of summer and then you’ll be able to do the quilting during the cooler winter days.
The centre of the quilt is made up of traditional sampler motifs of a floral basket, and a house with trees and posies and a fence. A lovely vining border of flowers completes the quilt.
Below are two scans showing you front and back of the still sealed package of floss supplied – lovely vintage colours. Floss is by DMC and Royal Mouline.