The state of Michigan has a garage sale the second weekend in August every year running along US12 the entire length of the state.
This is our second year of going. Hubby does the driving, and loading of the treasures while I shout out “Garage Sale” when I see a sign.
My eye sight isn’t what it used to be and many of times we had to slam on our breaks to make the turn in time. Note to self: wear my glasses next year.
Enough about that here is one of the items I scored.
A full size quilt that was hand tied.
You can see the maker of this quilt saved her sunflower fabric to showcase.
The quilt was made back in the day where every scrap was salvaged and turned into a quilt.
Several of the tiny 1 inch squares had been pieced up to three times so the quilter would have the same fabric in that square. Now days we are frivolous and throw those tiny pieces away. It’s sad, many woman back in the day would have made good use of them.
What attracted me most to the quilt was the red ties. Back then it was probably what the woman had on hand and didn’t want to waste it, but is sure makes the quilt pop.
I did score one other quilt on that trip, so stop back by to see the other beauty.