Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!
Well, I finally finished the vintage baby quilt!! I did a basic hand stitching around each block, and choose a pretty aqua and blue calico for the binding. This was my first time hand quilting, and I definitely need more practice at it!! But, it was a good experience, and I look forward to doing it on my grannie block quilt!
I really love how it came out, with all the pretty fabrics, and cute vintage inspired backing!
While quilting, the only problem I had was trying to get the animal quilt blocks not puffy. Any tips? I tried using a hoop and a frame, but it made it too tight to stitch.
Would love to hear how you hand quilt or if you have any good tips!
I hope the sweet lady who beautifully embroidered these adorable vintage animals blocks so many years ago, would be proud of the quilt! It will be a treasured piece in my home!
Last week, I received a most lovely gift from the sweetest Chris of Perfectly Printed! She has a beautiful and inspiring blog full of vintage goodness, so make sure you visit and say 'Hi!'
The gift was wrapped in a pretty vintage pillowcase, with sweet lace and fabric strips and a cute note! Does it get any better than that? ;)
Inside were these sweet vintage quilt blocks!! Chris was so generous with the beautiful butterfly and pink cross stitch quilt blocks. I adore them all, and they make my heart so happy!
Love the pink and green cross stitch, and I can see these pieces becoming a pretty table runner for the summer!!
Oh, the sweet butterflies! Aren't they so pretty? I can't wait to start using them for some projects!
Love all the pretty vintage fabrics, and the hand stitching is beautiful!
Thank you so much Chris for sending such prettiness!! I am so thrilled to have these treasures! What a sweet friend you are!!
Over the long weekend, I was able to get two more grannie blocks done! The one on the right are all my favorite linen fabrics!! Love how it came out!
Also, I was able to get some grannie squares done! These colors are so pretty together!!
Wishing you a wonderful and creative week!!