Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A little vintage inspiration

A little while ago my mother-in-law gave me these curtains.
They are the curtains that hung in her room as a little girl in Bath, Maine over 50 years ago.
I LOVE them.So I used them as my inspiration to make a new little baby quilt, using a lot of the fabrics I've collected in the past few years.
We may do a little bedroom re-shuffling around here in the not-to-distant future and I would love to hang these curtains in one of my girls rooms with a bigger quilt like this on the bed.
My oldest looks so much like her grandma, I think it would be so fun for her to have a piece of her grandma in her room.
I think this is one of my favorite recent quilts. It was fun to jump on the aqua-and-red bandwagon, but I also love the 1950's-vintage feel of this one.
And this quilt is for sale in the etsy shop! It's machine quilted and pre-washed to give it that puckery-vintage feel.
AND, if you want to make one of your own, I cut-up a bunch more of my stash to make kits! These kits include all pre-cut squares already laid out in rows for you, pre-cut borders, binding and a back in your choice of aqua or pink.
Tempting, isn't it?

12 comments:

Nedra said...

What a tribute. The colors match perfectly.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love the curtains! What a great treasure to have!

BTW-I think that I am going to have to jump on the aqua and red bandwagon also!

Sherri said...

The curtains are gorgeous! And the quilt is perfect with them! I've been loving all of these red/aqua combinations!

Lori Holt said...

Amy-
You just know that i love those Vintage curtains! The colors are perfect and I love the idea for your daughters room.
I love my squares- thank you:)

Lynnie said...

Before I scrolled down I thought, "Hey, I know that fabric!" I got all choked up about that girl that looks like her grandma having her curtains in her room.
That grandma just offered to buy me a sewing machine, and I already decided how I'm going to initiate it- charm pack quilt! :)
Love you.

Shannon said...

Gorgeous!

Jen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt! So pretty!
Did you check yourself out on my blog yet? (I'm sure you've had lots of extra time lately!) There's a picture of another one of your quilts on there.

Karin said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the aqua/red combo too, I would redecorate our entire bedroom in those colors if I could afford it!

Aimee said...

Wow - the colors are gorgeous!

Stina said...

I love this quilt... love the colours you chosed...and the lovely curtain.. .its a beauty!! :o)

Becky said...

How do you do the stitching throughout the whole entire blanket? Is it just running the machine around and around covering all the blanket? I would love some help!

bgrimnes{at}gmail{dot}com


ps.. i love this blanket!!

Ann Ridding said...

It is gorgeous & sorry to go off topic, but I liked the sewing machine cover,but not too sure if it was this website,as I am new to quilting & forgot to bookmark the page when I found the hexagon sewing machine cover lol....