Sunday, January 23, 2011

More vintage quilts........

After posting about the vintage quilts in my care, my Aunt Louise sent me pictures of the vintage quilts she has. 

This one with lots of small squares was pieced and quilted by my grandmother.

An old quilt also made by my grandmother.

This one was handed down from step great great grandmother. 
I LOVE this pattern!

This is the last baby quilt my grandmother quilted.  
My Aunt purchased it at Shalom Christian Academy's benefit auction.

An old "whole cloth" quilt, meaning it's made of one piece of fabric with a border, instead of pieced with many fabrics.
At least that's what I'm guessing from the picture :)

A lone star quilt, pieced by Louise and quilted by her mother (my grandmother).

Another quilt pieced and quilted by my grandmother.

Through this discovery of vintage quilts, we have decided to hold a nieces day at Aunt Louise's next fall.   We are planning to do some quilting (she has several tops that are pieced just waiting to be quilted) and lots of visiting.  I can't wait to see these quilts in much love, time and talent have gone into making these treasures!!!

Another lovely walk down memory lane....thanks for joining me!

Saw this recently at an antique store........

What a great way to showcase a neat old quilt, especially if it's in bad shape :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

4 Vintage Quilts

Here are 4 vintage quilts that I treasure.

This log cabin quilt was pieced by my grandmother, Catherine Hawbaker and hand quilted in 1990 by my mother, Elaine Hawbaker Horst.....they were both very creative and talented quilters.

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Not sure of the history behind this quilt...I know it came from my mother, but not sure if she pieced and/or quilted it.

Wish I had some yardage of this "funky" print :)

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I'm thinking this comforter (it's tied not quilted) was made by my grandmother.  Although it may have been finished by my mother.

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This gem is made from feed sack fabric, it is a comforter and is in bad shape.  I'm not sure if I ever used it, or if it came to me in this condition.  The batting is all wadded up and lumpy.....but I LOVE the prints and look.  Someday if I'm brave enough I may take the ties out, remove the back and put in new batting.....I'm afraid it will fall apart if I try.......but it's been in my cedar chest for so long, it really should be enjoyed.

The backing is a dark print.

These are some of my favorite prints.

I'd love to hear about any vintage quilts in your home.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter = Sewing

Last week I was in a bag making mood, I even tried two new styles.  I managed to use only fabrics that were in my stash and a thrifted blue jean jumper.

Ruffled Sling Bag, with a snap closure and slip pockets inside.

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This Sashed Sling Bag is made from a jumper and features a pocket that was on the jumper. This bag has a snap closure and slip pockets inside. The sash is not attached so could be replaced with a belt or scarf.

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This purse is my favorite style to use. Featuring a zip closure and lots of pockets inside and out.

Stay warm!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New - Vintage Quilt

Our daughter loves quilts on her bed. One that she loves and uses was made by my grandmother and is showing lots of wear, so I've requested that she no longer use it. She was looking for a replacement so I dug this vintage quilt out of my cedar chest. My mother believed in keeping our hands busy, my sister and I made these state bird/flower blocks as children.  We each made our own set of all 50 states.  Mother later stitched them into a quilt. Mine has lived in my cedar chest I suppose since I've had a cedar chest....nearly 30 years.

Does anyone remember "liquid embroidery"? Yes, this is painted design not thread. And the quilting was done by hand.....thanks Mom!!!

Thanks for taking a peak into my creative past.....

Cathedral Window Pillows

I decided to finish some of the UFOs (Unfinished Objects) in my sewing room.   This week it was a pair  of pillows for our living r...