Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vintage Quilt Shopping

I'm so lucky. My husband is always looking out for me when he's out shopping.  And my husband is  always out shopping.  Look at this vintage handmade quilt he brought home last week.

It kind of has a "Sunbonnet Sue" feel to it.  It is not all 100 percent cotton.  Many different types of fabrics were used.  The background and backing fabrics are muslin.  The dark reds have bled into the muslin in a few spots.  My son is of the opinion that the "Sunbonnets" look like zombies.  

Wesley said he liked the quilt because it has an ax on it.  So, ladies, if you want to make a quilt that a man would like, put an ax on it somewhere.  LOL!

My favorite part is the little quilt. 

 This quilt is another mystery.  It has no label to identify the maker, when it was made, why it was made, or what the pictures represent.  Perhaps this quilt depicted some one's life.  I wish I could hear the story behind the quilt.  This is a great example of why we should label and document our quilts.  You never know where they will end up.

I haven't had a new photo of Pepper Mint for a while.  Here she is sitting on her new rocker/bench.  Perfect for her front porch if I ever get her house renovated.  I'm starting to believe that will not happen until Trent goes to school (another 3 years).

The quilt block is from the latest Curlicue Creations quilt pattern, the Strippy Flowers Quilt.  This pattern is available now in the Curlicue Creations Shop.

I also got this great vintage Needlepoint book.  It's from 1972, and has a wealth of information about needlepoint inside.  425 illustrations and 80 different stitches.  This has been a lot of fun to look at.  The different needlepoint designs are good inspiration for quilt ideas, too.

Until next time...have a super day...and Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

1 comment:

  1. SunBonnet Sue was the first thought that popped into my head too. My mom was busy making quilts right around the 70s time frame, so that might be something to consider. Have fun... digging for info is half the fun!