Sunday, March 11, 2007

Long time no see

Hello again! I have been working like crazy on my latest little quilt. And the weather has been lovely, so we have been outside a lot. Jack is really into going to the park right now, so that is eating up most of my mornings. We got up this morning and went to the flea market. It was so awesome just to be back at the flea market, that I didn't even care that it wasn't the greatest buying day. The sun was warm, and Jack was perfectly content to ride in his new "fancy cart", as he calls the new stroller.

I picked up the towel above because I could not resist the graphics. The middle part is pretty well destroyed though, lots of kitchen use, and I have to decide whether to cut it and use the graphics on something else, or leave them as is. Choices, choices.
Another tablecloth of course. (Sick of seeing them yet? There are loads more, lol.)
A few yards of this totally awesome bird fabric. How cool is it? I can hardly wait to cut into it.
And, last but not least, my latest little beauty. I was totally inspired by Tiff's little chick quilt, so I did a version of my own. This one is quite a departure for me, since it is red, yellow and blue, but strangely enough, it is my favorite yet.
I hand appliqued the chicks (I left the edges raw, just like I do with the tee shirts), made their legs with one of the fancy new stitches on the Husky, used some thrifted napkins for the red borders, used every last scrap of the red and white polka dot fabric I had (if you look closely the blue chick is on a 4 square block, I had to piece the polka dots to have enough for the twelfth square), and made one different little chick out of a blue 1930's reproduction fabric. Jack calls this one the "bawk bawk bawk quilt".

Cheep! Cheep!

P.S. I realized as I was making this quilt, that despite the fact that my quilt collection must have over 30 quilts in it, I never see vintage doll quilts. Is it just me? Are they out there somewhere?

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest quilt ever!
    How in the heck are you cranking them out so fast? You're like a one-woman quilt factory!

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  2. love the chick quilt. adorable!

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  3. Firstly, the chick quilt is also my fave of the ones you've posted! I have a thing for birds :)

    Second, I am so envious that you and Jack can go to the park already!

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  4. Love that little blue chick!

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  5. I love the top tee towel, I wouldn't be able to resist that either, worn or not !

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  6. Love the towel and the quilt! The chicks are so cute.

    I've picked up a couple of vintage doll quilts at the thrift store. Where I go they are always packaged with a doll and wrapped in plastic.

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  7. I love, love, love the chick quilt - it is great and I love the combination of colors. Also, chalk me up as someone else who is jealous that you can go to the park all ready. I'm having serious cabin fever.

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  8. I have two vintage doll quilts-if you count 1973 as vintage! My mom got a doll bed at a garage sale and made me a doll quilt for Christmas. Then when I was about 8, I spent the night at my great-grandmas and together we made another doll quilt. That one would be quite trendy now as it was brown with a deer in white embroidery.

    I love the blue bird in the middle!

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  9. That is just adorable! You've got me tempted to start some of my own little doll quilts! I haven't seen any, ever, at yard sales or flea markets, but have you checked ebay? I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  10. Cute chick quilt, love it :)

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  11. Adorable bawk bawk quilt. I would have no issue cutting into that adorable linen graphic....and yes there are still doll quilts out there. I bought a vintage stove for my littlest,and when I got it home there were bonus goodies in it including a doll coverlet and pillow.

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  12. I love that chick quilt! Sooo adorable. We've beeing going to the park too, hopefully the weather keeps cooperating!

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  13. The bawk bawk quilt is marvelous! That one lone blue chicklet is priceless...

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  14. What a fabulous quilt! I am all about the chick motif these days, too. I like those and eggs. And of course I'm at work and can't put my inspiration to good use. Your quilt gave me a great idea for a paper craft. :)

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  15. Love the quilt, so cute! My mother still has her doll quilt which was made in the 40's. But from what I hear they are very hard to find since most were well loved by little ones and become threadbare.

    P.S. Cute blog, I'll be back!

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  16. Love the chickie quilt! I'm going to consult you next time I want to make a little quilt, this is exactly what I wanted to make but then mine ended up being something totally different.

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  17. love that tablecloth (and the quilt).

    seriously, are there NO tablecloths here? you are so lucky.

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