I am sure it is no surprise that I look at eBay a lot! One of the things that drives me crazy is incorrect information. Quilts and quilt tops are often misidentified and more often than not they are misdated.
I spotted one a few days ago. A lovely quilt top
Very cute I thought. Nice bright 40′s and 50′s fabrics
look at that funky paisley on the left.
The seller listed this as being made in 1890…based upon family provenance. Yikes….family got that one wrong, so I wrote to the seller, the seller added a note at the bottom of the listing which I don’t think people read….it sold for $197.24 with 25 bids, I hope that the buyer knew what they were buying.
Sometimes I buy something that I know is not correctly identified in the listing. I just got a new quilt top and this is what the listing said.
UNUSUAL, DIAGONAL, VINTAGE, 40S, FOLK ART, STRING SNAKE TRAIL, PATCHWORK, QUILT TOP
*MACHINE PIECED AND HAND TIED
*MEASUREMENT: 74″ X 86″
*CONDITION: VERY GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION.
It is a great top, but not what the seller said it was (I knew that they had it wrong but I wanted it anyway)
Machine pieced yes…hand tied?…its a top, not a tied quilt, nor was it ever tied
Circa 1940′s…not so much….I think 60′s
Old cottons….no, its poly/cotton gabardine. Very heavy fabric that weighs a lot
Measurements 76″ X 86″ …close but it is 70″ x 77″
The condition is good so they got that right.
So they had all the info wrong (even though the seller is a quilt “expert”) but I didn’t care about that…I like it…I love it…I can’t wait to quilt it…look at those colors…the pink pops are great!
here are some individual blocks.
It will make a great quilt…super thick and warm…and tough as iron.
but always question what an eBay seller says….”experts” don’t always know