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More Hard-to-Source Vintage Applique Quilt kits and the Shaker Tree of Life quilt kit from Hancock Shaker Village!

 

The computer seems to be working right today and I was able to load all the rest of the pictures, so this is a continuation of the post published a day or two ago. I have some very special treats for you to look at and a couple of very special prices too!

So pull up a chair and get a cup of tea or coffee, and enjoy! And remember, these lovely kits are not going to last long, so contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to get me to place a hold on your choice and arrange for payment and shipping it out to you.

Contact me with “Sign Me Up!” in the title line to arrange to add your address to those who receive my monthly newsletter – August, due to heavy work load and also the computer issues I’ve been having, hasn’t gone out yet – so act fast and you’ll get on the list for some nice special offers that only newsletter recipients are eligible to receive.

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NOW FOR A PEEK AT THE GOOD STUFF!

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SHAKER TREE OF LIFE QUILT PATTERN and KIT:

A quilt kit made up from a pattern purchased in 1990 at the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock New Hampshire – the first block has been done by a capable needlewoman and will serve as a guide for you as you use this wonderful full sized pattern and the templates this quiltmaker cut from lighgtweight template plastic. The prints are the lovely small florals and tone on tones so popular during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – pure cotton and it looks like there is more than enough fabric to complete a double/queen quilt.

There is also some embroidery floss to complete the finishing touches to each block!

 And here is a shot of the full sized placement  diagram for a complete block – very clear instructions here….. and a lovely hand-quilting pattern too!

It was a dull day when I took these shots – the colours are much clearer and brighter in real life.

And here is a shot of the finished block which will be so helpful in completing this gorgeous kit.

I bought this kit with the intention of completing it – it was in the estate of an elderly person who was no longer quilting, and although my intentions were good – I’d still love to do it – my time hasn’t permitted as I am still accepting new custom quilt commissions. Rather than have it sit in a storage tote I’ve decided to part with it – if it doesn’t sell here I know it will at the upcoming Quilts at the Harbour 15th Annual  Show and Sale next month – if you are in  the area – drop by – you’ll have a great time.

PRICE: Vintage Shaker Tree of Life Quilt Kit double/queen with vintage fabrics and easy to follow pattern – $150USD + $40USD shipping with tracking and insurance – this will be a heavy package!

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BUCILLA #3375  MISS WILDFLOWER – an Applique quilt in double/queen size (84×100)

This is a kit I have been waiting for years to acquire! The fact that it is already started is not an issue as the work has been very nicely done. The design is stunning!

Poppies and cornflowers, and could that be buttercups? So sweet!

As you can see, there are several tiny stains of what looks like pink lemonade! The quiltmaker must have been working at it in summer – these pale pink stains should come out nicely with a gentle wash in oxyclean after the quilt is finished.

Another closeup of  the lovely cornflower, plus an overview of a real mare’s nest of threads and applique pieces. This sort of ‘mess’ is familiar to me as many years ago this was the way my mother worked, and she would give me the mess to salvage embroidery threads for my next project , as she preferred to start fresh each time. So therefore, if you wish me to sort this out before I send it on to you I know how to do it!! (Big smile!) If you’d rather play with it yourself, I’ll understand too!

Looking at the completed posy below I think the yellow flower must be an ox eyed daisy – pretty isn’t it?

PRICE: BUCILLA #3375 Miss Wildflower double/queen started but complete several small stains that should wash out  $395USD + $30 shipping includes insurance and tracking. Contact me to secure your purchase: janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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PROGRESS #1438 APPLIQUE : THE APPLE BLOSSOM size 81×07                                                

This lovely kit is an early one! Open, it is intact and has been carefully stored since it was bought in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. It’s ready to start and comes complete with all instructions needed to complete it.

The colours are lovely clear and bright hades of lighter and darker rose, along with some yellow and green and brown.

As you can see the white background fabric is spotless – no yellowing or foxing.

PRICE: make this beautiful heirloom – The Apple Blossom - yours today email me ro complete purchase – $395USD + $30USD shipping includes tracking and insurance. janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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LEE WARDS ‘Perky Pansies”  08-91028 81×100

Another elusive one! I’ve tried for years and finally hit lucky this last month! This is the most beautiful of the many lovely ansy creations of the fifties and sixties.

As is often the case, this one has been started and has been carefully stored so that the rest of the appliques, the instructions and the white stencilled top are all spotlss. It is in its o0wn clear project bag with airtight zip closure.  A remarkably lovely piece of America’s past this kit woill make a statement in your home no matter where or how it is displayed.

PRICE: LEE WARDS “PERKY PANSIES”  81×100 double bed size $425USD + $35USD shipping includes tracking and insurance. Contact me to put a hold on this treasure for you!
janet@novascotiaquilts.com

                                 AND………………ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE, DO YOU WANT TO SAVE $ too?

As if I weren’t lucky enough to find one Perky Pansies another showed up a day or two later – I couldn’t turn this waif away and fell for it too! It has been started, in fact quite a bit was done – and then it fell on hard times – it has a very dirty face – I think some of it will clean up but maybe not al, but an oxyclean soak or two should lighten the marks a lot……..and it has lost all its unattached appliques – a few are pinned on but you are going to have to match, butwith all the possibilities that Kona solids offer I think you’ll be able to do this. You may also have to make templates but this isn’t too challenging either! I can sens along a full colour picture of the finished quilt and also photocopies of the instructions too.

PRICE: ARE YOU GAME? YOU CAN ADOPT THIS ORPHAN FOR $200USD plus shipping, tracking and insurance of $35 – contact me – this great deal isn’t going to last long.

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AND MY LAST OFFERING TODAY:  PARAGON”S ROSE WREATH  #01057 (80×100) from the mid 1940’s or perhaps early 1940’s – this is a real treasure – it reflects the care with which women looked after their projects, and their frugality – the whole thing is boxed up in an old Christmas gift box and is filled with every possible item the needlewoman was going to need to complete this lovely kit. Sadly, she didn’t get to finish oit – will you do it for her?

 This is a study in social history as well as a peep into great grammies sewing box!

I’m including several clos up shots so you can see the care with which the needlework was done and the very precise attention to detail the manufacturer put into this design – truly a work of art in progress!

This kit clearly dates back to the time before even numbers were used to indicate what sorting station mail was to be addressed to – truly early .

The box the kit was packaged in has disappeared, but the owner saved the illustration on the front of the box. Boxes were no longer used after the US entered the Second World WArt in 1942  as resources were being conserved for war effort – brown paper envelopes took their place. So you can draw your own conclusions about age.

Clearly the quilt is approaching finished but has a great deal of detailing and embroidery to be done before handquilting starts – are you the one who will finish this heirloom and pass it down to your daughter? I’d love to do it myself but you know the saying: too many quilts, too little time

PRICE TO OWN THIS BEAUTY: $260USD + 435USD shipping, tracking and insurance. Contact me to arrange payment.

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Goodbye until the next time and be sure to watch for the August newsletter coming out in a day or two!

Stay Cool – drink lots of lemonade and iced tea!!

Hugs!  Janet

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RARE, HARD-TO-SOURCE VINTAGE APPLIQUE QUILT KITS (and an unusual Shaker Tree of Life Kit from 1990)

I was hoping to do a rather long and picture heavy post, but it’s either me, wordpress or a reluctant computer which is preventing me posting the number of pictures I have loaded in my gallery for you. So, I’ve decided to do this post –  only one lovely early Paragon kit I’ve been holding on to hoping to finish it myself.   If I can I will make several more posts to accomplish what I had originally planned.

Here is the package picture for Rose of Sharon (Paragon 01130). This was, I suspect, manufactured in the mid to late 50’s because at that time, most of the cover pictures were shown in black and white.

The kit has ben started and then carefully stored and as far as I can see all pieces are intact and the fabric is claen and strong. The handwork has been done by an experienced needlewoman.

The prints are a very nice reproduction of prints seen in applique quilts of the nineteenth century – Paragon used this same pattern in several other kits of that period – namely the American Glory kit, which I also have in stock.

The colours are indeed olvely, aren’t they? Looking at this, I am wanting still to finish it for myself, but I can’t do every quilt I want to do! The quilt is based on historic precedence – many of this type are seen in museum collections.

I have decided to put a very attractive price on this beauty – I’m trying to reduce my inventory of what I call orphans and waifs – started quilt tops that need someone to take them in and love them and finish them as a future heirloom. And so, I am ready to send this beauty out to you carefully packed, mailed with a tracking number and suitable insurance:

PRICE: PARAGON ROSE OF SHARON #01130, size 80×100 100% cotton circa 1955, already started

$275USD + shipping $30USD = $305USD in total

SOLD  JULY 2014

Contact: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to secure this beauty – payment is easily accomplished and the kit ships on receipt of payment – no waiting for your cheque to clear!

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FREE SHIPPING IN NORTH AMERICA: VINTAGE QUILT KITS

At the Quilt Show – Quilts at the Harbour – a few years ago – do try to attend if you are around the Hall’s Harbour area the last weekend in September – the 28th and 29th - it’s always a fun time!

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT SHIPPING: This past winter has seen an astronomical rise in shipping costs in both Canada and the United States. Of course this impacts sellers and buyers both! I know I look twice these days at costs  for shipping when thinking about buying online. A good rule of thumb is – how easily can I source this item locally? Can I source it locally at all? And finally if I can source it will the cost of gasoline to go and get it be just as expensive as having it shipped? I regularly order a 6 month supply of fair trade organic coffee from a local roastery who give a discount for larger purchases and will ship direct to my local post office – otherwise it would be a round trip of at least 70 miles and the use of several hours of my time – so buying online can be a real saving!

With a specialty item such as vintage quilt kits, your chances of sourcing the item you want in the local marketplace can be slim. My inventory, which is the largest in North America, offers you lots of options.

I have always charged less for shipping than the actual cost to do so, and have in the past offered free shipping to any address in North America. I am doing so again - it runs from today until midnight May 31, 2013. Buy one or several with no charge for shipping which includes insurance, tracking and airmail post. You won’t be sorry you did – this offer applies to any item currently listed on this site.

                  FREE SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN NORTH AMERICA UNTIL MAY 31/13!!

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A few typical items are shown below – browse all my entries for more, or use the easy search option on the site if you have a specific item in mind.

http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/04/vintage-paragon-applique-quilt-kits.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/01/wholecloth-quilt-kits-queenking-sized.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/03/beatrix-potter-holly-hobbie-and-walt-disneys-bambi-quilt-kits-and-more.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/05/vintage-quilt-kits-recent-finds.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/04/vintage-cross-stitch-qult-kits-with-floss.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2011/10/a-real-find-lee-wards-08-90541-pansy-vinjtage-applique-quilt-kit.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2011/03/vintage-progress-and-paragon-cross-stitch-quilt-kits.html

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http://www.novascotiaquilts.com/2013/03/sneak-peek-sample-newsletter-march-2013-now-online-for-you-to-view-sneak-peek.html

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Please contact me to reserve any kits you want to purchase – janet@novascotiaquilts.com – you can ask for a Paypal invoice, or you may choose to mail a personal cheque in USD or an internatonial postal money order in USD.

I know my inventory will be depleted quickly with this special offer so I advise you to act quickly.

In addition – send me an email with SIGN ME UP in the title heading to subscribe to my interesting and popular monthly newsletter – send it to janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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Have a lovely weekend!! – Hugs from Janet

VINTAGE QUILT KITS: NEW LISTINGS

 

It’s been said that patience is a virtue, and I’m feeling really virtuous lately, because  after a long dry spell with few really new finds, I’ve had a couple of very good weeks, finding some very scarce, or some very old and scarce kits in great condition! I want to present several here for you today.

This darling kit shown above is becoming increasingly hard to source, and it seems I no sooner have one of the three different models in stock than it is snapped up. JCA, which  specialized in baby quilts did several kits drawing on the classic Beatrix Potter  illustrations so popular over the years. The kit which is 38×43 inches is stamped on a prequilted textile and comes complete will instructions and all necessary floss – this is simply darling.

Price: JCA Beatrix Potter Mama Bunny 38×43 complete and ready to finish: $125USD +$20USD for shipping = $145USD

If you are looking to complete a whole nursery decor, I have several patterns and kits for cross stitching birth samplers, growth charts and pictures. As well I have a selection of the darling children’s pottery dishware made by Royal Doulton and Royal Albert. Email me at: janet@novascotiaquilts.com for your needs.

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I recently acquired this Paragon 01096 The Farmer in the Dell this child’s quilt is 40×60 inches and is printed for cross stitch on eggshell percale. Dating to 1943, this 70 year old kit is rarely seen. If necessary I can supply floss to complete this kit from my large stash, some of which is vintage.

 Price: Farmer in the Dell, Paragon 01096  $160USD + $20USD shipping = $185, floss extra if needed.

August 11/13 this sweet kit has been placed on HOLD!!

Contact: janet@novascotiaquilts.com if you wish me to place a HOLD on this treasure

 

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Above is the earliest version of Paragon’s #0111 “Tradition” measuring 90×113 inches. This early version was published in a box with a black and white picture on the front. Judging from the style of the instructions and from the reverse side showing Paragon Needlecraft kits displayed in room settings so typical of the late 30’s and 1940’s I suspect the kit dates from that period. Definitely it was before the adaptation of Zip Code on July 1, 1963 as the corporate office is listed as being in NY10, New York. The kit does not come with floss, but is meant to be done in one colour choice to suit your decor. Original box and printed instructions are of course included.

PRICE: Paragon #0111 90×113 Tradition $260USD +$20USD shipping = $280 USD

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The complete original floss kit is very seldom seen for this lovely Paragon kit. This is the 1978 “Colonial America ” cross stitch kit in double bed size at 81×97 inches. There is some very minor age spotting which will likely soak out when the quilt is completed. This kit is opened, but not started in will come to you in a strng ziplock project bag. Below is a picture of the floss kit.

Price: Paragon “Colonial America”  81×97 includes floss kit $290USD + $30USD shipping = $320USD

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And finally, a treasure I’ve been waiting for years to acquire. It is beautiful, and was well worth the wait! The top picture is of  Progress’s The Apple Blossom #1438. The bottom picture is off the stamped applique pieces;. This kit was published also before Zip Codes came into effect and I suspect in the late 1940’s or erly 1950’s. Complete instructions come with the kit, but as is often the case, the binding is missing. This is easily remedied by matching your favourite colour among the applique pieces, and making your own bias binding for the scalloped edges of the quilt.

PRICE: $450USD + $20USD shipping = $470USD

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Nova Scotia Quilts Monthly Newsletter went out last week to those who have signed up – if you haven’t done so already, send me an email  janet@novascotiaquilts.com and tell me to sign you up – you’ll get a monthly digest of all my news including new acquisitions before they go up on my website, and special offers that change on a monthly basis and are for newsletter recipients only. Give it a try!

Keep warm and enjoy those winter quilting  projects!

Janet

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PROGRESS QUILT KIT #1354 – DOGWOOD MEDALLION

  

From time to time, I have one or the other of these pretty vintage Bucilla Applique quilt kits in stock.Above is Dogwood #3128, and pictured below is Dogwood Blossoms #1587. Both these kits, which are prized by collectors and date to the early 1970’s don’t stay in stock long.

I’m pretty sure I have one or possibly both of these vintage quilt kits in stock, and plan to do an inventory between Christmas and New Year, but will check sooner than that if you request it.

PRICE:  $395USD + $30USD shipping = $425  for either of these lovely kits

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I was talking to a good customer of mine yesterday who is working on one of the Bucilla vintage kits because she loves and misses the dogwood flowers seen in her native Kentucky – so of course, I had to send her the pictures I have posted below!

I recently acquired this completed quilt top: this treasure is waiting to be handquilted and is marked for stunning and profuse quilting of feather garlands on a background grid and should be a striking addition to your home.

This Progress kit is called Dogwood Medallion and is #1354 and was put out in 1943, it will finish to 79×97 as all the Progress kits do. It was shown as “Apple Blossom” in the Herrschner’s catalogue. 

I suspect because America had just entered the war after the attack on Pearl Harbour late in 1942, that production was soon cut short and this may be part of the reason why this lovely vintage kit is so scarce today. I have waited years for this one and don’t expect another to come my way!

PRICE: $450USD + $30USD shipping with tracking and insurance

 

 Remember, until December 31 you will have free shipping within North America for all purchases.

In addition, any of you who received the December Nova Scotia Quilts Newsletter can use their special code for a significant reduction on any purchases.

Why not sign up for the newsletter now – send me an email – janet@novascotiaquilts.com – with “sign me up” as the title line and you’ll have access to special offers, and see new acquisitions before they appear on the website.

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A little Christmas cheer in the way of our first real snowfall today – but now it’s raining and very sloppy.  I’ll check with you all soon!

Janet  (janet@novascotiaquilts.com)

 

 

 

 

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