Friday, January 17, 2014

Vintage Heart Quilt!


I have been working on my new heart piece and I finally finished the stitching tonight, so hopefully I can have it all done this weekend. I realized I didn't have much for valentines so trying a few new pieces this year before I move onto spring and summer pieces.

One thing I realized is, I had this quilt hanging on the ladder in my bedroom, I guess it fits well enough for a valentine piece. I am not sure if this was my first one, might be my second, but it was done in the 80's, so I guess it is vintage now. As you can see, I had no idea what I was doing, my hearts are wonky, the stitching is bad and I used tacks since I had no idea how to quilt.

The fun thing about this piece is I used clothing from my kids along with scrap fabrics. The kitty fabric was a pair of corduroy pants that my sister gave me. The red floral corduroy was my daughter's farmer jeans and some flannel and pant material from my son's cloths. Lots of memories.


This is a closer look at some of the fabrics, there are a few pieces of ticking. I used ticking a lot in my early days, especially for rag animal dolls. The materials are darker and more worn, since it was used at one point, but I notice some seams are coming apart, so I just display it now.


10 comments:

Fiona said...

It's a delightful quilt and I love that it is full of memories ...
Hugz

Sherry said...

Love it! I always a quilt or sampler with a good story and this definitely has one!

moosecraft said...

This is beautiful, Debbie! So many memories!

Barbara said...

This turned out great!

Deborah OHare said...

This is so lovely Debbie. A heartfelt Heart Quilt.

Raymond Homestead said...

Love this with all the hearts!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Hi Debbie! I came over here to meet you from Brenda's Rusty Thimble blog. Glad I did, looking forward to following you.

Funny how we're always hard on ourselves with our first pieces. I love your old quilt and it's especially nice since it was made with pieces of your family!

Have a delightful week~

Lori said...

What a precious quilt with fun memories!

Carrie P. said...

It is a memory quilt. Definitely fits for Valentine's.

Tammy Franck said...

Love love your quilt!! Gorgeous!!

Tammy