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:

  1. What a tribute. The colors match perfectly.

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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:)

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  5. 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.

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    1. 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....

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. Wow - the colors are gorgeous!

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

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  11. 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!!

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