Friday, March 26, 2010

An Extra-Special Vintage Quilt (for an extra-special boy)


Today I want to share one of my very favorite vintage quilts in my possession, in honor of a very special boy. Thirty-something years ago today, quite-possibly the cutest baby boy ever, was born.
See? I told you.
This boy has a really sweet mom too.
And when he got a little older, she made him this quilt.
 As I pulled out this quilt to take pictures, I fell in love all over again.
I love the colors, the fabrics, and the happy little appliqued blocks.
I think the hamburger and hot dog are my favorite.
This quilt is a treasure to me.  When my girls were really little I used to let them play on the quilt and point to the letters, numbers and pictures. I don't want to let my boys touch it with a 10-foot pole (because I fear the damage they could do), but I guess I should let them at least look at it and tell them about it
 
I love the little boy with the big blue eyes in the bottom corner.
I also love that boy with big blue eyes now that he's grown up.
Happy Birthday to my sweetheart!
(Who is still as cute now as he was back then. I know. I'm so lucky.)

18 comments:

  1. Such a special treasure to have. I made my son a cross stitch block quilt 20 years ago when he was born...never let him use it because I worried it would get messed up. It is doubtful he would even remember it. I have it tucked away.

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  2. That is a wonderful quilt and in such good condition.

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  3. oh this is so special....what a precious quilt. that hot dog and hamburger in gingham are killing me!!! :o)

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  4. Happy Thirty Something to your Sweetheart. He is lucky to have two women in his life who can make such wonderful things.

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  5. Hi Amy,
    Happy Birthday to your Husband, my husband turns 39 tomorrow :)
    What a wonderful keepsake, and what a talented crafter! I love the fabrics,and the little boy applique is my favourtie :)
    Thank You for sharing it with us!
    Have a great weekend xox

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  6. Gosh what a wonderful family treasure..and the stories behind it are so touching!

    Happy Birthday to your Sweetie! Have fun celebrating!

    BTW-Did you get him a matching snuggie????...:0)

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  7. What a wonderful treasure you have... both in the quilt and in your sweetheart. Happy Birthday to him!

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  8. Such a treasure: the husband and the quilt...

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  9. Happy Birthday to your Husband! I love that hot dog and the happy butterfly. So sweet!

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  10. What an awesome treasure to have. Love the detail and the personalization.

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  11. I love vintage crib quilts! And the pictures of your hubby are really special, very artistically done. Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

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  12. Sweet post Amy. So happy those treasured quilts are still around.

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  13. What a sweet quilt! Definitely a treasure!!! Love all the appliqued pictures, numbers and letters.

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  14. What a cute quilt! I love that you still have it. What a treasure for your family. Happy Birthday Michael!

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  15. This post made me cry! So sweet! I love a little boy with blue eyes too, one little version and one grown up version.

    I agree, that gingham hot dog and hamburger are killing me!

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  16. Love. This. {It is precious)

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  17. STOP IT! Stop it! LOVE! Oh gosh, all the precious gingham is killing me!

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  18. This quilt is so darn sweet I just about can't stand it! It has such a special story behind it, and your darling was SO CUTE!!! x

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