Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Gifts

I've been working on Christmas gifts.  I originally wanted to make quilts this year but as time kept slipping by I knew it wouldn't be manageable.  

....so as I was longarming one day and my thoughts were going everywhere, I had a light bulb moment!  Why not give quilts I all ready have!  I was completely ecstatic about this and knew I could manage it.  

A couple of the quilts needed and need to be finished up but they were and are close to being done.

My friend found this antique quilt at a real estate sale and gave it to me knowing I would know what to do with it.  It really is a treasure!  All hand quilted with looks like feed sack material.  The border was tattered and there wasn't any binding on it.  I cut the border off and added the binding yesterday.

I then washed it, it looked like it had never been washed and it washed up beautifully!



I find it so neat that even though this is a traditional antique quilt it has a modern look to it because of the solid blue and white fabric!  Even the prints have a modern feel to it.

Unfortunately there was no information on the back of the quilt as to who pieced and quilted it, but WOW...the talent!  Look at the beautiful hand quilted stitches and all those Y-seams!  WOW!!

I was able to match the blue perfectly for the binding.  I love antique quilts and wouldn't give this to anyone other than someone very special in my life, I hope she likes it! 

This is one of 5 quilts gifted out and I hope their new homes enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed them.
~Jenny~






17 comments:

Pam said...

so beautiful...i LOVE vintage xoxox

Jenniffier Kramer said...

The quilt is beautiful! Great job on matching the colors.

Janis said...

I have been so lucky to be in the right place at the right time and snag a couple beautiful old quilts. It does make me a little sad cause I think some grand daughter should have them! This quilt is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Preciosa, é o nome que eu dou para esta colchaSei que quem receber ficará também encantada.Beijos e Bençãos

Esther said...

It is beautiful, and such a treasure

em's scrapbag said...

What a treasure! It's beautiful!

Kathy said...

What a great find and save!! Just think of all the hours that went into the hand quilting. It is a beautiful quilt.

Leeanne said...

Fabulous idea, you are really sharing the love!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

What a special quilt! It is gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing your work and for all the great tips you give us on your blog! I find so much inspiration here, and I've learned a lot from you about quilting.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you will enjoy the holidays with all your loved ones.
Hugs

mindingmomma said...

giving quilts is such a special gift

KristaKay said...

You are so amazing! I hope you take time for yourself this Holiday Season!

jojo said...
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sherilyn mortensen said...

DANG IT!!!! I think you should have me every year! ;)

Nita said...

I can only echo everyone else...what a treasure! And how amazing you were able to match the binding so well!

Tabatha said...

That quilt is gorgeous and drove home to me how important it is to sign your quilts!! I am currently working on a replica quilt my Grandmother gave to my parents for their wedding 50 years ago, also hand quilted. :D Tabatha from BendingPins.com.

Karin said...

what a treasure! I wouldn't have been able to give that one away!!!!

Mama Pea said...

What a cool gift!