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Holiday Gifts

December 26th, 2018

As promised, I’ll be sharing a few of the gifts I made to give out this Christmas. One of my favorites was this lovely quilt. I didn’t make the top, I got it in a fabric grab bag. It’s definitely old, the entire top was hand sewn together, with tiny seam allowances, which mean I had to do a lot of repairs before adding the batting and backing and quilting. The yellow striped binding is a lovely fabric from my stash, it is linen and should wear well and soften nicely with use.

I quilted it by hand, since I enjoy hand stitching a lot. It’s a wonderful way to spend evenings during the winter. I think the receipient loved the quilt, no doubt she’ll be using it to keep warm for years to come. It’s nice to give another life to a quilt like this. If only I knew the story of who made it and where it came from, at least it will have a future story and be enjoyed.

Do you have any vintage quilts?

3 Comments to “Holiday Gifts”
  1. Kay on December 26, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    It is a beautiful quilt.

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  2. Brenda on December 27, 2018 at 5:48 am

    What a beautiful quilt, great find!

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  3. Marina on December 31, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Beautifully done! I love your way with textiles.

    As a quilter myself, I love to see that old quilts and unfinished projects never die, you are giving them a new life and purpose and finishing them keeps the quilter alive too, in a way!

    I have a great grand mother’s quilt hanging in my sewing/knitting/quilting/design room and it warms my heart and inspires me to learn more all the time. I had to wash it and bind it only before hanging it.

    In out last move, I misplaced a work in progress of hers, English paper piecing hexagons which need an ingenious finish. When I find them, i will honor her memory by finishing that one as well.

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