Wednesday, September 29, 2010
My vintage linen and chenille scraps have been talking to me lately, yes I said talking to me. They want to become something...and most of the time they tell me what they want to be! So, I've been making up baby/toddler bibs and burp cloth sets. Makes a unique and very cute baby shower gift!
This baby bib has vintage yellow chenille on one side with a vintage linen on the other. The toddler bib and the burp cloth has new white flannel on the back side.
The next set has been repurposed from a bed sham (not vintage just really nice fabric) and I've used new white chenille for one side. The burp cloth has a new blue strip flannel on the back - super soft!
I've lined them so they will be super absorbant too! There are either pearl snaps or sewn in old fashioned snaps so you don't have to worry about the little one's hair getting stuck (unlike velcro closures)...
These will be added to my designs for sale at my markets and upcoming craft shows. I also will be adding baby and lap quilts.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I have quilts on my mind - guess it has been the cooler weather of late that caused this...Who knows. I'm excited about my first vintage sheet quilt just completed. Next in line will be a quilt using some vintage chenille and other reclaimed linens. Oh how fun...
On this quilt I used 4 1/2" blocks made from my fat quarter bundles I sell at my markets and on Etsy. Then I used a layer of Warm and White and backed it with a reclaimed Martha Stewart coverlet I scored at a thrift store. I brought the backing around to the front and machine sewed. I have tied the quilt with yellow embroidery floss here and there. The vintage sheets are a poly/cotton blend and are extremely soft to the touch.
I know I made this to sell, but do I really have to?