Thursday, January 17, 2013

Old and New

Old and New:  I used the time between Christmas and New Years to finish a couple UFO's.  The below quilt was pieced by my husband's grandmother and then boxed up and put in storage upon her death.  These little quilts were found when cleaning out my mother-in-laws house.  So they were all pieced pre-1975.
All of the fabrics are scraps from dresses, aprons or crafts that Grandma made.  Looking at the prints while machine quilting made me recognize how Grandma planned her pieces and arranged each little quilt to be just so. 
I've been finishing these quilts for my mother-in-laws great grandchildren.  This one is finished with a red flannel ombre backing and binding.  This quilt had a great deal of red pieces in it so it was machine quilted with a red variegated thread.  The recipient is my our grandson.  So Colin is sitting on a quilt pieced by his great-great grandmother and finished by his grandmother.  We've labeled and documented each quilt.

He's also modeling the at onsie's that appears on my Etsy shop.  I have little ties for the little guys and lace applique for the little ladies.  Lots of choices and sizes are being added daily.  Check here to see what's available.

Have a great day!

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