Mom was helping friends clean out their house and move into an assisted living facility. In the process of cleaning, they found this sweet, vintage baby quilt that needed a loving home. I gladly stepped up to honor this work of art. I keep it on this rocking chair that belonged to my great grandmother when she was a child in the 1870’s!
The artist is unknown as the quilt does not have a label! This is a good lesson for me because I often wish I could skip the label step…but who will know I created quilting masterpieces if I don’t label my work?
This quilt measures 34 inches square and was hand embroidered, machine pieced and machine quilted. The embroidery is well done and very detailed. The colors have remained vibrant over the years. The fawn and the kitten are two of my favorite blocks but the puppy is very cute too…those furry ears are flopping in the wind!
I think the french knot buttons are special. How about that house on the left with the red chimney and smoke drifting up into the sky?
Of course we have a Sunbonnet Sue! She’s pushing her baby carriage through a flower garden. More cute details to admire!
Here is the entire quilt on display.
I am going to add a hanging sleeve to this so I can use it as an inspirational wall hanging in my sewing room! It seems like every time I look at it, I see another detail that makes me smile!
8 thoughts on “Vintage Find”
That is so cool, what a find!
How cute! A lot of work went into all that embroidery – glad it has a home again.
Thank you for sharing. Looking at each embroidered block brought me joy! I love the old fashioned redwork. In fact i just bought some “Aunt Martha’s” iron transfers of kitties doing chores. I was going to use all red floss but after seeing this, I will go for colors! Enjoy your treasure 🙂
I love old fashioned redwork, too! Can’t wait to see your blog when you work on your colorful kitties!
That old quilt is such a treasure! And it looks perfect on your family heirloom chair. What a great combination.
I do love this quilt, thanks!
What a beautiful quilt. I love quilts with hand embroidery. Thanks fro sharing.
Thanks for your comment, Lori! I think these vintage finds are good inspiration for us all!