The One That Got Away

Mrs. A. Handmade Finds Vintage Finds

It was just another day of garage sales and estate sales when Mrs. B. spotted two beautiful quilt tops.  Being a quilter herself and seeing the value of these delicately hand-pieced works of art, Mrs. B. quickly decided to purchase them.  Have you ever wondered about the story behind a quilt?  Whose hands put these pieces together?  What did they intend to do with the quilt top once it was finished?  Why did they choose this pattern or these colors?  Every quilt has a story and this quilt top was just waiting for someone to complete its story.

Vintage Red Heart Quilt Top

This is a very unique quilt top and apparently one-of-a-kind because we weren’t able to locate another one like it.  It is totally hand-pieced. Each block contains a single wedding ring comprised of floral cotton fabric (possibly feedsack fabric) and four red hearts. The completed blocks are 11.25″ x 11.25″ and are accented with red and white checked fabric. The entire quilt top is pieced together with muslin and measures 78.5″ x 67.5″.  It is pictured on a full-sized bed in the photo above.

Vintage Red Heart Quilt Top_2

Vintage Red Heart Quilt Square

We listed it in our Etsy Shop and it sold very quickly to a buyer in Missouri.  We were thankful it found a home so quickly, but questions still remain about the quilt top.

We would love to know the pattern name of this quilt top!!

Could anyone help us out with more information about The One That Got Away without being identified?



7 thoughts on “The One That Got Away

  1. GailAugust 29, 2016 at 11:46AM

I love quilts because it takes me back to my time with Grandma. Someone made this top with skill and care. Thanks for sharing it with us, Mrs A.

  1. JAMsCraftCloset| August 29, 2106 at 12:00PM

I am so proud of you. You were made for blogging! I love how you tell a story and I, too, want to know the ending.

You G-O Girl!!!

You are off to a smashing start…Keep the words coming…


  1. Linda Stanchik| August 29, 2016 at 1:43PM

Fabulous! Good for you for starting your blog! That quilt is gorgeous! Looking forward to more posts 

  1. Valerie| August 29, 2016 at 4:03PM

What a pretty and unusual quilt top. I’m not surprised it sold quickly. You have a good eye!

  1. The Passionate Flea VintageAugust 30, 2016 at 7:16AM

I have never seen a quilt with hearts before! It’s beautiful! Love the blog…you have a way with words and everything looks so nice!

  1. Laurie ThreeOldKeysSeptember 1, 2016 at 9:28AM

Oh sure, that quilt pattern is Heart Like a Wheel.
Just kidding! I have never seen it either.
My daughter used to put hearts over mistakes she made in coloring or writing. (many years ago) Maybe that’s how this pattern was conceived!

  1. RedcurlzsSeptember 2, 2016 at 7:54PM

Sweet quilt and great blog!


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  • Mrs. A. on

    I’m so glad you stopped by our blog. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Stop back often.

  • Vicky on

    Beautiful quilt and wonderful blog, enjoyed reading

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