Monday, June 11, 2012

A Little Bit Vintage

It was actually my paternal grandmother that planted a seed for my love of quilting.  Recently, while at my sister's house, she gave me a piece of fabric she'd used to repair a quilt that was our grandmother's.  I came home and used some of that fabric in a little girl's quilt.

Because that fabric had been pre-washed and I added it to my other fabrics that hadn't been, I needed to quilt it more than usual so that there wouldn't be big puffy places where there are spaces in the quilting.  I used a meander quilting and after it was washed it just took on the look of a vintage quilt itself.  I backed it in flannel so it is a very comfy quilt.

Here's a shot from the front:
I was so anxious to see how the quilting puffed up that I forgot to take a picture before washing.  Those seem to be the better pictures, but this is the final quilt and is so nice to the touch.  I love, love, love how a quilt looks after I wash it!
 I blogged about the blocks last Monday Here

My stash is being used up so that I can at least have a boy's quilt!  Cowboy boots--should appeal to someone who either loves cowboys or whose grandpa is a rancher or wears boots.
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I just love that little 'girly' quilt - and I like flannel on the backs for cuddliness. And your 'boots' is just too adorable!

Connie said...

What a precious quilt and how neat to have that special fabric in it! Cute little boy quilt! Thanks for sharing!
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Sue Daurio said...

That little girl quilt is wonderful. I LOVE a quilt just out of the dryer, that wrinkled look just waiting to be wrapped around someone special. Beautiful!!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Both quilts are so how cuddly soft that little girl's quilt looks!! TFS

KatieQ said...

I love the soft colors in the top quilt. If I didn't see the blocks before you quilted it, I would never have guessed that it was a string quilt.
That's a great quilt for a little boy. Who can resist a cowboy theme?