Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday - baby quilt




I'm joining ColoradoLady for Vintage Thingy Thursday, with a baby quilt purchased in Ohio, and probably made in Ohio. it is 27 inches wide by 32 inches tall, not including the points around the edge. It is hand-quilted.


Each pinwheel is about 4 and 3/4 inches square, and they are made of a great variety of 30's dress weight fabrics. None has that coarse weave of feedsack. If you collect reproduction 30's fabric (Aunt Grace, etc.) and you look closely, you may recognize some designs that have been reproduced. There are also some fabrics here I wish could be reproduced! The quilting design in the alternate white squares is of a simple circle flower and two leaves. If the quilt is held up to the light, you can tell the cotton batting has shifted and bunched, though the quilt doesn't feel lumpy.


I have never added prairie points to the edge of any of my quilts but these do appear to be prairie points, though the maker probably did not call them that. They are made as shown on this About.com web page, though not overlapping as they show.


Happy VTT! and see this post for how to enter my fabric giveaway to celebrate my second blog anniversary.


Viridian

20 comments:

LV said...

A lovely baby quilt and such pretty work on it. Very nice post for VTT.

P. said...

Love it! I have always had a weakness for pinwheels & made my niece a pinwheel baby quilt last year. No prairie points though. This one is really special!

Postcardy said...

That's a lovely little quilt. I love seeing those old fabrics.

Quilting Queen said...

sweet baby quilt...becomes an heirloom really quickly..

Coloradolady said...

I love the fabrics and design of this quilt, the edging is really neat and pretty! Thanks for sharing, have a great VTT!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a lovely quilt! I love those fabrics. They make my heart sing :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

I'm always amazed when baby items survive so well. A wonderful find!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

THat is a wonderful quilt. I am just about to start a baby quilt for my first grandchild due in July. I am excited about making it for her. This is good inspiration.

Charlotte said...

Beautiful quilt. I have the quilt my mother made for me and will post it one day.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely quilt! thanks for sharing.. happy VTT

Ulla said...

Beautiful little quilt and hand quilting. The old fabrics are so pretty; I would love to wear dresses made of them.

Stephanie said...

The handmade vintage items are so special, thanks for sharing. Peace, Stephanie

CC said...

Ohh,I love this beautiful little quilt. It's just wonderful. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Tammy said...

Oh such a pretty vintage baby quilt. It is in very nice shape.

quiltfool said...

How cute! I guess the pinwheel has been a favorite for baby quilts for a while. I certainly love it for baby boys. Take care and enjoy VTT. Lane

Tara Beaulieu said...

How beautiful! I always wish I had learned to quilt, I envy those who can make such beautiful pieces that can be passed down to each generation. Maybe someday when my boys are older I will have time to take some classes! Simply lovely work!

maryt/theteach said...

Very lovely quilt, Veridian! Just passing by to comment and say hello! :)

Debbie said...

What a find, the quilt is so pretty.

Linda and Piwacket said...

This is a wonderful quilt to share with us. What a lucky find!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt
I love pinwheel quilts for babies, its my pattern of choice with 30's fabric and a solid
thanks for sharing this with us
Kathie

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