Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ninety posts, ANOTHER baby quilt & Vintage Thingies Thursday!

Ten more posts & I will be at 100 posts in just a year. I must plan a celebration & some giveaways in the next month so stay tuned!

Another baby quilt done, even labeled though I won't know gender or name until baby arrives in May so baby's first name will have to be handwritten. It was the same with my Aus. niece Brooke's first baby they don't want to know until baby arrives, good for them, we never knew in "my day" lol! I think that makes it even more exciting[IMHO]
Brooke sent me some fabric pics when I asked for colors & I worked off those designs & color ideas then had to figure out how to showcase them. I think this works for a boy or a girl, don't you? I think they are probably hoping for a boy this time, first baby, Holly, is a darling little girl.
I decided to "scrap" the binding "just because", & I like the effect & feel virtuous for using left overs! I used QD Dream Angel, genetically engineered to be flame retardant, no nasty chemicals it is the softest batting & quilts beautifully. I have some small spools of Valdani neutral variegated thread & was able to use one of them here for those wonderfully fast freehand peacock feathers.

It's Vintage Thingies Thursday & here are my offerings- in Aus. we called them "milk jug covers" but they were used to cover a multitude of other edibles. Back in "the day" fewer homes had screens on windows & doors that were almost always left open wide to get as many cool breezes through the house as possible consequently there was a problem keeping insects off the food, predominantly those ubiquitous Aussie flies!
I rescued these items from my Mum's after she died & my sisters thought they were "tacky", I think they are sweet & my siblings are the losers because I have these treasures!
Cute little tea cup & saucer crocheted on this one & little colored beads to weight it down......
this one is quite worn & has tiny beads around the edge of a densely crocheted design........
and this has sweet flowers on the top & little seashells, no doubt they used whatever was on hand.
I remember well these items in use in my parent's home so they have great sentimental value in addition to their decorative value!

9 comments:

CC said...

I love these crocheted pieces, they're just wonderful..and from your childhood, makes them even better treasures. Happy VTT..and have a wonderful week.

CC said...

and a p.s.... I love, love your quilts. What talent you have..

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Such beautiful work...love all of them.

Bea said...

I've never seen pieces like this. They are lovely. Your sibs don't know what they are talking about. They are not tacky. Lucky you.

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What wonderful quilts....and the crocheted pieces are lovely.

Coloradolady said...

Those are very lovely....yes, you are the luck one to have gotten those jewels. Great post....thanks for showing them with us! Have a great week.

Threeundertwo said...

How fun to have found your blog! I'm going to have to spend some time reading through it. Love the baby quilt!

I've seen reproductions of these types of coverings in upscale catalogs - they call them iced tea covers now or something. I love the one you have with the little crocheted teacup on top.

Protector of Vintage said...

Those are beautiful. I have never seen them with cute shells and beads. Pretty post. Take care~

Teri said...

Beautiful baby quilt. I like how you put multiple strips between the coins.