10 April, 2014

Splinters & Threads Antiques

Renovating an old house while living in it is not easy.  Especially since we downsized when we moved here.  We have about 900 square feet less than we had before.  Most everything except the basic essentials of daily living has remained in boxes waiting for the renovations to be completed.  However, there are a number of things that will never fit in this house so over the last few years we have begun to go through our storage space to decide what will stay and what will go.

To facilitate the elimination process of some of the antiques and collectables we gathered togethger over the last 30+ years, we decided to turn the focus of our business Splinters & Threads (Est.1994) to the sale of antiques.

I have missed our shop these last few months, but with Spring finally underway it is time to start focusing on selling again - at the shop, on Ebay and Etsy.  

One of the items going up for sale soon is this early hexagon quilt top piece.
 
It is in the same condition I found it in.
The center has a couple of fabrics that are albeit gone.
These fabrics came with the top piece - intended to be used to fix it I suppose.
I have not done anything with it in all the time I have owned it.
The hexagon pieces were most likely paper pieced...
though the papers are gone.
The hexagons are whip stitched together
with stitches that are almost invisible.
This top piece appears to have been the center of a larger top at one time.  The edges were obviously sewn to something.  I don't see any signs that it was ever quilted.  It is strong for its age which I would estimate to be early to mid 19th century based on the fabrics, or possibly later made by someone with a very deep scrap bag.
Splinters & Threads home office.
 Happy quilting!
Greta