Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Make my Week #32 - vintage quilt

i have another guest maker this week
(i just couldn't NOT share this with you)...

 
in between making meals for 9 people 3x-a-day and wrestling me out of the kitchen, my super-mum made me this beautiful quilt.
it's so simple and JUST AS I IMAGINED. i'm beyond thrilled.




and because mum can make magic happen with pieces of fabric and a sewing machine, she quilted it directly onto a thrifted woollen blanket...just like i wanted!


i can't believe it's MINE!! i've wanted a vintage sheet quilt for so long...and it is totally worth the wait.
thanks Mum!

X

29 comments:

  1. That it gorgeous, I love the use of the woolen blanket instead of batting.... a much nicer touch, to the vintage pieced top. What a talented mum :)

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  2. oh it's beautiful! what a treasure.

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  3. I love this! And I want one! My mum makes beautiful quilts too - when I get back to NZ I'll get my 21st one of Kaffe Fasset fabrics - so excited! My Granny also made 2 quilts like this in ww2! Such good heirlooms :)

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  4. Do you hire her out? I haven't had clean windows since we moved here *ahem
    almost 5 years ago....

    Beautiful quilt. Love the whole way you have decorated your bed space. Glad you had a good time away xoxo

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  5. uummm... AMAZING!! wish my mum quilted so she could finish my picnic blanket. heh. (just the bindings to go then will share ~ hopefully will get to it today). xx

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  6. oh it's gorgeous! your mum rocks!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous - celever, clever mum. It's awesome!

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  8. Ahh, that's so lovely! And I love how it's sewn directly onto an old blanket!

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  9. Wow!!! Love it!! And funny, because I'm working on a very similar project - a picnic blanket made from vintage pillow cases and a woolen blanket... We are so in synch sometimes!

    (and with Kristin too! Guess we're dreaming of summer huh!)

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  10. How beautiful! I am inspired to do the same. You are blessed to have a clever crafty Mum. xx

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  11. That is AWESOME! I love it!!! She's a legend that mum of yours....you kinda take after her huh. xx

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  12. that is probably the nicest vintage sheet quilt I have seen...your Mum is a superstar!

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  13. It's lovely! Such a great idea to quilt it onto a woolen blanket, and such beautiful patterns!

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  14. I love it! I'm planning on making one for my daughter's bed. Trying to pluck up the courage to cut into the sheets :) It's my dream that someone else would cook for my family for a week, lucky to have such a great mum.

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  15. Oh my, how wonderful. Even more special that she made it for you. I've been collecting vintage sheets (even spotted one I have in your quilt) for some time now. I've made curtains, but a quilt on a vintage wool blanket would be heaven!

    {hugs}

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  16. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! And I even spy a piece I recognise from my childhood!
    I am totally making one of these...have a stack of vintage sheets and woollen blankets...
    GORGEOUS!!!

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  17. That is gorgeous, Dee. What a special Mum you have. Cx

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  18. Très très jolie! Your "maman" is great! By the way I find some Mod pod in France "vernis colle" so simple!

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  19. I love it so much I had to come back and see it again!! xx

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  20. GORGEOUS AMAZING FANTASTIC
    What a fantastic Mum you have an awesome quilt!
    It's just like the mini one you made me ::))
    Bless your Ma

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  21. wow dee wow!!!! totally exquisite! so full of love and history - love it x x x

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  22. I have a serious case of quilt envy happening...that is s t u n n i n g and using the woollen blanket to back it...brilliant!!!

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  23. beautiful!!!!!!! blowing your lovely mum a kiss :)

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  24. wow, that is like my dream quilt girl! congrats :)

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  25. It turned out beautifully! I can spot a few familiar fabrics, so glad they were turned into something so stunning. Safe to say, if there's ever a girl in this house, that we might need one similar!

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  26. Clever, beautiful, well crafted! The use of the blanket is thrifty and ingenious. What a marvellous heirloom!

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  27. I LOVE the quilt! I have been collecting vintage sheets for a few years now. And, when I finish my quilt that never ends it will be next on the list! Seeing you photos has renewed my motivation! :)

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  28. I came across your awesome blog on Stumble upon and love the quilt above. I also love the pillows! Do you have a pattern or instructions for those?

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