Tuesday, July 24, 2012

30s Basket Quilt

This is a better look at the 30s basket quilt that you saw in this post about Orca Bay.   I keep a piece of white flannel on the twin bed that is in my sewing room.  To be honest, there were so many threads on the piece of flannel that I tossed this little quilt down on the bed before I took the blog photo.

I made this little quilt several years ago and just did a little echo quilting around the applique' flowers and then free motion quilting over the rest of the quilt.  The binding is pieced from leftover strips.  It measures approximately 35" X 42".

Here is how it looked on the twin bed.  I think it would make a nice wall hanging, and I could make a larger quilt in 30s fabrics for the bed.  This is now my sewing room, and my sewing machine now sits along this wall.

These are smocked pillows and are from either a McCalls or Simplicity pattern that my mother-in-law bought probably 30 years or so ago.  She taught my sister-in-law and I how to make them.  The pillows in the photo were made and given to me by my sister-in-law Gladys.  She had started to crochet a granny square afghan and was tired of working on it.  I took the bag of squares and yarn and finished the afghan for her.  She gave me these pillows as a thank you. 

The pattern for this little quilt is from this Leisure Arts book. 

I hope you are all stitching today. 

Thanks for visiting!!!!
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