Saturday, September 15, 2012

Home from Vacation! Vintage Quilt Find

I just have to share my find on our recent trip to the Oregon Coast! I was amazed to find this lovely vintage quilt at an Antique store. It is in such pristine condition that I wonder if it is actually fairly new. But the fabrics are 30's prints and it is beautifully handquilted, so I'm not sure. Never the less, I think it is a wonderful find and I was happy to pay 95.00 for it! Actually a bargain if it is vintage! I would invite anyone who is interested to chime in-do you think it is vintage, or new? The clerk of the antique mall had no idea!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Simply Needle and Thread

I have 2 projects that are hand applique and embroidery projects that have been hanging on for a long while. The one with the blue background is my Garden Party quilt designed by Sheryl Till and posted on her blog last year as a BOM. I have 4 blocks left to hand applique and then I can put it together and quilt it! The quilt will be divine when done-so I am anxious to finish it! The one hour of simply needle and thread idea that Bonnie Hunter came up with is a great one to motivate and encourage me to finish these projects.
The other project has been around much longer-about 6 yrs. I haven't touched it in about 4 yrs. The idea was to applique and embroider around the birds and flowers that I added to the panel with the border. Then I will probably hand quilt it...maybe! The bird panel is an authentic indigo dyed Japanese cotton panel with the cranes printed on. It is so lovely and I hope to see it finished yet!
This will be a good week for starting this as we are on vacation until the 18th. We are going to Oregon for a few days, and then hanging out at home for a few more days.

God Bless!