Thursday, May 06, 2010

This and That

It's been a busy few weeks, but I've been writing blog posts in my head. Too bad my head isn't able to put them on the internet.
I finished a quilt this morning, just in time for the grandpa to pick it up. They brought in their daughter's 20-something year-old quilt a while back, and wanted me to use part of it to make a new quilt for her baby, due anytime now. Well, the old quilt was in fairly decent condition, and I hated to tear it up, so I made the back of the new quilt to look like the old one. I took the picture with my iPhone, so pardon the quality.
BUT - because I'm like Shirley MacLaine, out on a limb, I think this baby spoke to me. She didn't want a frilly, gingham quilt like her mama's; she wanted something a little sassier. So out came the Patrick Lose quilt book, and this is how the front of her quilt ended up:
The hardest part was the gingham ruffle. Dear 1980, take your damn ruffles and don't let the door hit you in the butt.
I love the Patrick Lose Special Delivery Quilt book - check it out. I made the cover quilt about 9 years ago, but back then I just couldn't be bothered to take pictures.

4 comments:

Betsy said...

You did a great job on the new quilt! Okay, was the entire back of the quilt the original one or did you re-work it? I bought a new quilt pattern in Kissimmee that you will probably like. We really should get together soon and fabric shop!

Theresa said...

The quilt back is entirely new, but it's almost the same look as the old quilt. I had to buy vintage (as in 1990,probably) rosebud fabric off etsy for part of it. I couldn't find it anywhere! I don't NEED any more new fabric, but hey, let's go!

Jessica said...

Gosh, that is SO adorable!! You did such an awesome job on it!

Beverly said...

Perfect girly quilt. You did a wonderful job and I'm sure you'll find a use for the extra fabric.