Several new beauties joined our gang this weekend…and despite our little house, we never seem to run out of room for more quilts.
Just discovered I inherited this one from my grandmother, and I couldn’t be more thrilled at the colors! I bought this navy rocker for the nursery, and I want to use accents in deep yellow, and a little bit of black and white…maybe a few tiny pops of red, with light grey walls. Along came this quilt! So peeeeerfect for a boys room!
The question is: how am I going to quilt it? It’s just a top right now, and how thrilling to get the chance to quilt a family heirloom. I am nervous/excited to work around all that hand embroidery. In fact, should I just tie it????????? I can’t imagine crossing over those stitches with my machine!
And here’s another one I just got from my mom, who’s had this tucked away in her cedar chest for ages. Probably will do some kind of larger all-over pattern- this one’s HUGE! Looks like it will be a great quilt for making forts, perhaps on my bed when we need another layer this winter.
This one, um yeah, not a family heirloom. I saw it at a local thrift store yesterday and just couldn’t bring myself to leave without it. The back is a vintage sheet, and many of the front squares appear to be sheets, clothes…some serious scrapage going on. The batting’s quite thin- super lightweight blanket feel- so I’m really excited to lounge on it at some outdoor concerts and picnics this summer. The kind of quilt that you’re not afraid to stain or keep in the trunk of the car, but so bright and fun! SO much more memorable than a fleece sports blanket.
Well that’s what’s up around here. Hope you’re having a quilty week too, filled with color & endless possibilities!