Friday, August 26, 2011

Vintage Chenille Pillow Cover and Bibs

Remember the 1957 vintage chenille baby blanket I showed a few posts ago? The owner, Toni asked me to make her a pillow cover and bibs out of it. I tried to talk her out of cutting up this sweet blanket, but she won. Glad she did.. The pillow turned out pretty adorable and now will be used!

I had to work around some issues - patched on back in a few places, but found another large piece to use for the back. It's darn cute too!

There was enough left over material to make a large and small bib. Toni has a special person she is giving the bibs to but shared with me she is going to put the pillow on her bed.

She picked them up at market yesterday and loves them! I do too.

Was a bit sad to see them go, but I still have the memories...and the pictures.


GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE chenille blankets too! (they remind me of my grandma's house.) Your bibs and pillow turned out really cute. I saw some baby crib size chenille blankets at an antique store near me a week ago.

fabriquefantastique said...

one of the reasons I keep a blog is to have the photos of the pieces in new homes. Very pretty work

Lasso the Moon said...

Darling! I have some chenille but I always get nervous and don't cut it. These look great!

Warm Hugs Design said...

Hi all - yes, I too have a hard time cutting up vintage chenille, or any vintage linen for that matter! I try to use "cutters" that already have wholes or stains. That way the darling fabric is being used and enjoyed!

Warm hugs,