Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday Night Sew In - August 17, 2012

A Friday Night Sew In finish!




As my staycation neared it's end, I was able to complete the baby quilt with dresden flowers made from vintage aprons.  I like to think of all those mothers and grandmothers baking pies and cakes or frying crispy chicken for their families, with all the love in their hearts, and wearing these aprons.  The warmth of that love will surround a new baby or young child through this quilt like a grandmother's hug.




With some great music, a quickly prepared dinner, and some phone calls with friends, it was a pleasant evening.  Stitching on the binding was completed effortlessly.



(Hand quilted)

And a bonus....

I've had this old nine patch quilt for many, many years.  It was randomly tied and the batting had shifted and clumped.  I decided it needed a "rebirth" so in a short time it was frogged.


(Batting and backing)




(Ties)



The quilt top is still quite pleasing and has character (ie: wear and fading), and I hope to find it a new home with someone who will create beautiful things with it!  First, today it will go in the wash.




Thanks to Heidi and Crafty Vegas Mom for hosting the Friday Night Sew In!  Follow this link to see what everyone worked on last night.  And have a terrific weekend!



Peace,
Farmgal

14 comments:

Maria said...

What a lovely baby quilt Farmgal!It will be treasured I'm sure :-)

Mistea said...

Gorgeous - love the quilting.
What a perfect quilt for a little person.
Love the blue and white, too.
Enjoy the new project.

Impera_Magna said...

I also get nostalgic about old stuff and love how you've incorporated/repurposed the vintage aprons! Just lovely...

katherine macwin said...

That is such a gorgeous baby quilt and I love your thoughs behind it too. It will certainly make it a beautiful gift.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness!! The baby quilt is stunning! I love the thought behind it. That is so much love the little one is going to be wrapped in. beautiful work!

Nancy said...

I love the baby quilt with the dresdens. I think it makes a handmade so special if there is a story behind it.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Thank you all for stopping by and for "blessing" my little quilt with your kind words! Now I'm sure that it will be loved :)

Maria said...

Oh, so beautiful!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Thank you, Maria!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Beautiful workmanship on your quilt,
and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words about Kary.
xx
julie

MYstory of HIStory said...

Wow - that baby quilt turned out just lovely. I'd say you managed to incorporate "character" into the very fabric and design of this one given all those vintage aprons once owned by women who likely wore them as they loved their families by serving them. I think you should call this one "Grandma's Hug" given the words you wrapped around your thoughts as they pertain to this precious gift that some precious baby is likely going to add even more character to as it too fades & softens from years of snuggling, wrapping, covering & cuddling with it! :) Perhaps by then it will be beauty-full on a whole new level and the baby you give it to now will pass it on, with love, to their own child ... a gift that just keeps on giving :)

Jeanette said...

Beautiful Dresden plate baby quilt. Love the vintage apron fabrics you used. Hugs,

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Thank you, everyone!

MYstory, you said it beautifully! Indeed, it will be called "Grandma's Hug" :)

Anthea said...

Visiting via FNSI - what a gorgeous post this is, the life of the quilt fabrics have a very rich story already! what a beautiful quilt