Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Farm Photos: Vintage Laundry Line


I love my new old quilts (this one is hand stitched).

More photos below. . .















Almost as much as I love cat company

I've aired my clean laundry a few times before:
12/1/05: Warm Wash, Cool Dry
1/2/06: Winter Color
4/17/06: Monday Washday (and a Lamb Report)
1/12/08: Winter Wash and Dry (and the R-rated Version)

© FarmgirlFare.com, the comfortably worn foodie farm blog where this former fanatical flea marketer has long since given up her old buying and selling ways, but a recent unplanned foray into various local shops and collectives yielded a surprising trove of beautiful, bargain priced (and mostly useful!) treasures, including these two quilts—one of which is already on the bed. Are you into quilts?

20 comments:

  1. Very Beautiful!
    I know everyone is machine quilting now but.....you can't make them look the same as if it was hand done. Something about the feeling too, hand quilted is softer somehow.

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  2. Quilts look as charming on the line as they do an a bed...just lovely! Kim

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  3. Be-u-ti-Ful!!!
    seriously gorgeous.

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  4. one of the greatest forms of folk art to me - quilts - really represents utility and beauty

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  5. I just love the quilts! Beautiful!

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  6. I am very into quilts. Have several antique ones, one of which was found as just a quilt top in Gram's shed, and my sisters finished it. I've also made a few of my own -- sewing is to me what making bread is to you. :) I machine piece and machine quilt (its more durable). I would like to hand quilt as well, but I haven't the space to leave a project up all the time, and my spare time comes in small increments, so it has to be available for a few stitches at a time.
    ~ Aili

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  7. I have one of my great-grandmother's quilts and it's one of my favorite things!!

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  8. Love the quilts! I have a groovy one made entirely of patterned velour from the 70s... it's hideously awesome. Really enjoy your blog.

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  9. The quilts are beautiful and I love seeing them hang outside. Makes me homesick for something I've never had. Living in Alaska all my life, we don't make a practice of hanging out the laundry.

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  10. So beautiful! I want to snuggle up in their sun-dried prettiness.
    I was recently given 2 hand-sewn quilts and i am amazed by them. The time and effort spent making them must have been great, but I know I'll have them for a long, long time. I think having such beauty in everyday life is quite lucky!

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  11. i love quilts...even old ratty ones that you can sometimes pick up for a quarter at a garage sale...I have a couple of those...they make perfect picnic blankets!

    beautiful photos today!

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  12. Yes I love quilts. I have 2 shelves of them in my closet full of quilts.

    I need some way to display their beauty. Love your new ones.

    Ramona

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  13. LOVE quilts. I used to quilt...now I only have time for smaller projects.

    I am actually a textile-a-holic. quilts, blankets, afghans, sheets, towels. table cloths, place mats, tea towels...I'm a sucker for them all.

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  14. I arrived at your blog through "Mooner & the Missus"... love, love, love your quilts! Makes me want to head straight out to search for a few of my own!

    I've recently spoken with a lady from our local quilting guild about making quilts for my sisters and me from our late mom's clothing. Have a goal to eventually learn myself, though...

    I've added your blog to my blogroll... I hope you don't mind! :)
    sarah
    Sarah

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  15. I love the quilts! They remind me of my grandmother's. Mr. Midnight is looking good too!

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  16. I hate not having a quilt in my room somewhere year round. I grew up with handmade quilts all my life. I think I have about 6 or 7 or them. I really miss having a clothesline to hand sheets on. Where I live we are not allowed to have them. I love the crispness of line dried sheets!

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  17. your clothes line pole looks just like the one my grandmother had when I was little. My mother and I lived with her so I used that clothes line and propped it up many, many times..

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  18. I love the old fashioned quilts.
    I am making them like my granny did with scraps. Also, I'm having a clothes line made at a welding shop. The man is making it out of pipe, just like Granny's (minus the rust). The neighbors will have a fit, but, hey, I've been without a clothes line for four years. There is definately something wonderful about living on a farm w/o neighbors nearby.

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  19. I so love the simplicity of a patchwork quilt although they are not so simple in the making. I envy your treasure find. Now I am off to find fabric for a winter quilt making like the square ones you have on your line.

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  20. What is it with cats and clotheslines? I have two cats and they just seem to love it when I hang wash out on the line, especially quilts, sheets and towels. It must smell good to them or look attractive. Who knows with cats.
    Beautiful quilts, btw. I have a closet full, myself, the oldest being over 100 years old and made from silk necktie scraps.

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