Thursday, August 23, 2012

More Quilts Arriving Soon!

Bars, c. 1960-1970, Texas
My quilt buying season got started a few weeks early when I spotted some fun vintage quilts on eBay. The quilts of the 60s and 70s are still holding my attention, and so are the ones made from double-knit polyester. This wonderful Bars quilt comes from Texas. The seller had a very creative description of it, but I prefer to stick with what I can verify. It's basically a Southern, improvisational utility quilt.

The next quilt is a Streak of Lightning, also Zig-Zag and Bricks. It was most likely made in the 1970s and comes from Indiana. There's something especially pleasing about the color combination in this quilt. I will probably display it vertically rather than horizontally. Appears to be all double-knit polyester!

The third and final quilt I'll share today is a simple 9-patch, also made with a variety of double-knit polyester fabrics. It may be a bit earlier, maybe 50s or 60s, and it comes from Texas. I like how some blocks have strong colors while others are very soft and subtle.

So, that's what's been catching my eye on eBay lately. Hope you enjoyed. Will post more pictures when the quilts arrive. 


  1. I love that zig-zag!! colors are gret!!

  2. How fun! what a lively batch of quilts!!

  3. The streak of lightning quilt looks huge!! Those colors throw me right back in my early adult years--has a nice color combo in the solid colors. Should be easy to care for with a quick wash in the machine. These quilt are great, as long as you don't have to wear them!!

  4. I love the bubblegum pink in the first quilt.
    What made you start collecting double knit polyester quilts? I love seeing them on your blog. I had bought one from Goodwill about three years back for $7.50. Gave it to my friend as a gift. It was well appreciated.