When I see a nice quilt that isn't too expensive and (usually) related to what I teach, I buy it.
I do have a favorite spot where I buy. Barbara Griffin's antique store at the St Lawrence Market (north market on the west corner) in Toronto is a perfect spot for me.
Last weekend I bought two really old ones.
|I bought this one because it was well made.|
It's got a lovely design and
the small triangles are appealing to me.
|I bought this one because it had a completely different quilt on the back!|
|The fabrics are fabulous! There are some really old ones in this one!|
The batting in this one is a wool blanket. You can see it in spots where the fabric has disintegrated.
|This is the back of the quilt.|
Barbara was happy that they were going to someone who really appreciates them!
When I purchase a new textile I put it in a plastic bag and freeze it to kill all bugs. They say it is good to redo that once in a while.