Friday, March 11, 2016

SCORE...a perfect day!!

Check out the antique/vintage quilt that I found while shopping at a Victoria Thrift Shop with my daughter...(please ignore the tail!  Rylie had to inspect and give her full approval!)  It's an Endless Chain quilt all hand pieced and hand quilted!

Check out the happy, wonderful fabrics...I love them all

Such a cheerful, happy quilt!  (I know...I have used the word 'happy' twice but that's what it is...HAPPY!)


 The yellow circles have all been hand appliqued. Some of the  rays aren't a perfect match but I think that adds to the charm!
  An Endless Chain quilt is on my TO DO LIST and this one is going to help spur me on!  After seeing this quilt, maybe it's inspired you too...Hey, maybe we can make it together? :o))  Come on, get Happy!


It's a large quilt (I couldn't lay it fully out on the floor) and it's in great shape....no wear, tears or frays and it's clean and smells as fresh as it looks! :o))  And the price? ...It was $69.  Not cheap but totally worth it! What can I say...I HAD TO RESCUE IT! 

I think it's a PERFECT Spring quilt!  


And speaking of Spring...
After shopping, we had lunch at Murchie's in downtown Victoria...LOOK at the daffodils growing on the roof top awning and there were large pots of daffodils outside the entrance! It was magical! The trees are all in blossom and I'm happy to say that the sun was shining!   Spring has definitely hit our capital city!
 And of course lunch at Murchie's wouldn't be complete without indulging in a wee bite of dessert!  It's a Murchie's tradition...

 Yup...There is nothing better than a mother/daughter day... throw a (happy) quilt into the mix...followed by lunch and creme brulee...add a little sunshine... Well..it just doesn't get any better than that!  We had a PERFECT day!

Thanks for popping by...I hope you have perfect FUN Friday...and Happy Quilting!~P


29 comments:

  1. Wonderful quilt find and I think Happy would be the perfect name for it. Mother and daughter days are THE best aren't they. Our daffs aren't up yet here in eastern Ontario... But the snow has mostly melted so I hope to check out the gardens soon. Loved the picture of the flowers on the awning .:)

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  2. Wonderful quilt find and I think Happy would be the perfect name for it. Mother and daughter days are THE best aren't they. Our daffs aren't up yet here in eastern Ontario... But the snow has mostly melted so I hope to check out the gardens soon. Loved the picture of the flowers on the awning .:)

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  3. That quilt is fabulous! Love all those wonderful fabrics! It certainly is spring like and I think you got a bargain!

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  4. What a wonderful find--it's a great quilt! Endless Chain is on my bucket list too--I've always loved the pattern.

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  5. What a wonderful find--it's a great quilt! Endless Chain is on my bucket list too--I've always loved the pattern.

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  6. Actually, I think you got a screaming deal on that quilt. I was expecting the price to be much higher! I love the wide, yellow zigzag binding. Happy, indeed. I could hear Pharrell Williams singing "Because I'm happy" all the time I was reading this post. : )

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  7. Great quilt find - great price. I am HAPPY for you.

    Charlotte

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  8. Beautiful quilt!! You've made me miss my dear mom!

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  9. Wow! I would say that is a superb find for $69! You usually see these in random scrappy colors. I have never seen one dedicated to the one color (green) with yellow centers. Superbly done! I see quite a few feedsack prints. I only know because I have such a massive collection! Just beautiful Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What an awesome find, Paulette! I love the yellow and green, wonderful spring colours. Definitely a perfect day!

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt Paulette, Lets find the pattern and SLOWLY Make it by hand. And lucky you having your daughter so close, mine lives in Calgary, our phone bill is huge,

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  12. Love that quilt! I have 2 versions in my pattern collection that I need to make "one of these days! Farmhouse Parlour by Pretty By Hand and it's the Cover Photo on the book, Best of Fons and Porter Scrap Quilts...with Yo-Yo centers!
    Those Mom and Daughter dates are the best aren't they?

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  13. Wow, I shop the thrift shops all time in Victoria but have never seen a quilt like that, good job.

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  14. What a lucky find Paulette, and green for St. paddy's day! I love my endless chain they are such a fun design.

    Haven't been to our downtown Murchies in years. Went to the Park Royal location a few years ago, and yes dessert is a must.

    Hope you weathered that wind and rainstorm intact!

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  15. What a find! It is a BEAUTY!!! It's on my to do list as well. There is a similar free pattern by Sharon Holland designs called Kalidescope. Enjoy your "Mom and Daughter" time!

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  16. I can see why you had to buy this quilt. Fabulous colors! Love how springy it looks.:)

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  17. Congratulations on such a gorgeous find! It has been put on my list of quilts to make. Glad you had a good day out with your daughter.

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  18. You are surrounded by spring. What a wonderful quilt and in the perfect colors for this time of year. The wide zigzag binding is a hoot. It just adds to the charm. So glad you rescued this lovely and had a fun mom and daughter day.

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful, quilt......what a findable! Loved it's!

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  20. Remember my dream, Paulette?

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  21. Wonderful quilt find and I do like that design.

    Debbie

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  22. What a great find Paulette...the quilt is fabulous! And then you had to top it off and have lunch at Murchies, one of our favorite places in Victoria. Hope to be there again in September!!

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  23. Daffodils! And on a roof canopy no less!! You do have a most perfect climate. And what a great find with your quilt - it's wonderful and full of spring too.

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  24. What a score!! Fabulous price too. Sure don't find good stuff like that in my neck of the woods. Lunch with the daughter is always a good day. Those dessert look wonderful, must of been hard to chose.

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  25. Great find and I'm so glad you saved that quilt. Thanks for showing us. Victoria looks beautiful today.

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  26. what a great find loving the edge too very fancy. The daffodils look so good growing high up away from pesky kids that might be tempted to pick them

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  27. Yes, your new quilt was definitely a SCORE!! You're such a good shopper. :-) Our first trip to Victoria was in March, 50 years ago. I remember being amazed at all the beautiful blooming flowers.

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  28. What a great find! So springy too!! I'm happy for you!!

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  29. It’s such a gorgeous quilt. Loved the colors and design. There is so much beauty in your work. A few days back I also took part in quilting event at a local event venue NYC and got to learn many new things. It was a brilliant show!

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