Friday, December 2, 2011

In Cuba, Missouri

Alert stringer Kathe noticed this wonderful quilt in an antique shop in Cuba, Missouri. Isn't it thrift at its best! I'll show you several views of it - this one is the top of the quilt.....

Kathe thoughtfully got a photo of the quilt's left side that was peeking out from behind everything. Good thing I was not along or furniture would have been moved and we could have gotten into trouble.....

Here's a detail shot of the ties. They look like string. And they look very close together. They are definitely a design element of this comforter.

One more detail shot - it's not perfect, right? And that is why we love it.......

Have you ever noticed how many towns in Missouri have odd names? Here are a few I love: California, Peculiar, a quick web search found these (and it doesn't include Weaubleau, one of the best):
Anutt, MO
Arab, MO
Archie, MO
Ark, MO
Bacon, MO
Beulah, MO
Blackjack, MO
Bland, MO
Blue Eye, MO
Boss, MO
Butts, MO
Chamois, MO
Clever, MO
Climax Springs, MO
Competition, MO
Conception, MO
Cuba, MO
Dagonia, MO
Dent Ford, MO
Dissen, MO
Doe Run, MO
Elmo, MO
Enough, MO
Fair Play, MO
Fairdealing, MO
Folk, MO
Gipsy, MO
Gobler, MO
Green Castle, MO
Grubville, MO
Gumbo, MO
Half Way, MO
Humansville, MO
Ink, MO
Jack, MO
Japan, MO
Knob Lick, MO
Knob Noster, MO
Liberal, MO
Licking, MO
Limberlost, MO
Lone Jack, MO
Loose Creek, MO
Low Wassle, MO
Moody, MO
Neck City, MO
Nile, MO
Novelty, MO
Oscar, MO
Peculiar, MO
Plato, MO
Polo, MO
Pumpkin Center, MO Roach, MO
Sarcoxie, MO
Service, MO
Shibboleth, MO
Shook, MO
Skidmore, MO
Solo, MO
Strain, MO
Success, MO
Tea, MO
Tiff, MO
Tightwad, MO
Triplett, MO
Turtle, MO
Village of Four, MO
Vulcan, MO
Wolf Island, MO

Many thanks to KatheD, one of the best that Missouri has produced.......


  1. Wow! That is a beautiful quilt.
    Those names are quite entertaining. They make me wonder about the stories behind them. It would be cool to know more about why they were named that way!

  2. Thanks for sharing another fabulous oldie. I think you belong in Clever, MO!

  3. Thanks for sharing yet another amazing vintage quilt.
    I am a native Missourian, spiritual native of Kansas and resident of Texas. Texas has some pretty interesting town names -- Lazbuddy & Cut and Shoot -- to name two.

  4. Fabulous! I see sweater pieces....or knits of some sort. I have a baby quilt with ties very close together - as you said, it's a design element since there is no practical reason for them to be THAT close. And though tying takes less time than quilting, I've learned that it does take considerable time!

  5. Wow, what an interesting old quilt! I love all those ties - that must have been quite a job!

    And I love all the crazy names in MO. It's fun to look at maps and find them in most any state.