Welcome sweet friends! The other day I was at a thrift store, Savers, in the linen department when I spotted a fall linen throw? on the other side of the rack I was looking at. Swinging my cart around I thought it was a large crochet throw. But as I pulled it off the rack it was a queen bedspread that could be used in our fall master bedroom.
My first impression was that it reminded me of an “ugly holiday” sweater. Then I noticed on top of the crochet bedspread were quilted Dresden blocks attached to the top…I couldn’t figure out if I like it or not. But I couldn’t put it back and kept debating should I or shouldn’t I buy it?
‘The dresden blocks are what drew me in and there are 20 of them! Still pondering whether or not if I should buy it, wondering why I would?, I figured even if I didn’t like the quilt itself, I could remove the dresden blocks and make something else with them. As I looked over the bedspread I felt a bound being created between myself and the woman who made the bedspread.
Being a crafter, I know how much time and love she put in to the bedspread. Her crochet skills were very good, each stitch equal in size and shape. The Dresden blocks were hand pieced together and sewn on each square. This is a woman, to me, who valued her skill and loved her craft. The love she put into the quilt beckoned me more to it.
After a discount, the bedspread came to less than $4.00. The one feature that gave it an ugly sweater feel was the shade of the orange yard used. The orange overpowered the rest of the spread. But now that it’s in our bedroom I find the bedspread very pretty.
After washing her I laid the spread over our queen sized bed which covered it nicely.
Its so dark in our master bedroom making it near impossible to obtain a good photo….and sewed a pair of fall leaf pillowcases to go with the bedspread.
Then placed a cream crochet pillow topped with a felted pumpkin pillow.
Warming…repeat coming…all items used in our fall master bedroom are thrift store finds, oh, except the mattresses.
Last year I found this pretty fall photo and hung it to bring in more fall accessories. I have some on the other side, in front of the window, that I just couldn’t get a good photo of.
On the vintage dental molding shelf is a dried flower picture with a few pumpkins.
For this year at least I feel I honored the woman who made the bedspread….
Does it remind you of an “ugly sweater”, or has your mind changed like mine, and see it for the beauty she holds?