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Thursday, August 13, 2009

The quilt

I recently bought this baby quilt at my favorite secondhand store for $3.00
with the intention of making booties and hat and etc. and giving them to my Charity but after I got home and looked at it more closely..............



I fell in love with it and wanted to keep it. It is truly amazing to me because it has so many little tiny pieces that have been lovingly sewn in

Focus on the bright yellow piece and that was not the smallest as noted by the little tiny pink piece next to the green with hearts piece. I do not quilt and have no idea what this pattern is but this is what I DO know......this represents hours and hours of labor. This is the side binding which incorporates the back piece by folding it to the front














Well since I decided to keep it I also had to find a special place for it............................

Success!! This is my doll room and the walls are painted a light lavender which I have not been too sure I liked until the quilt.....it just make the whole thing pop and come together.

Now you may ask me why in the world I have a doll room and so here is the answer. This room was suppose to be an office when we built the house but it became a bedroom for a surprise grandson instead and I squeezed the office in another location which we ended up liking so after grandson left didn't know what to do with this room and sure didn't need two guest rooms! So came the doll room which has many favorite things of mine like the picture you see above the quilt....here is a closer look.......

This is my daughter and my Grand-daughter taken almost 11 years ago now. Maybe I will show you a few more of my favorite things in my doll room another day. It is a place I come and sit to be quiet and it also has a treadmill that stays pretty quiet too:)
On one of my favorite blogs Wyoming Breezes , Nancy showed how she had put labels on the back of all her quilts and oh how I wish this would have had one...I would love to know the who, when and where but to whoever made it I say...thank you and welcome home my lovely little quilt of many colors.

7 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I love quilts - they are made with so much painstaking work that the love just comes out of them. Glad you kept it - a dying art.

Your room is so pretty and tranquil.

Nancy said...

You found a real treasure! I am glad that you decided to keep it and have it on display. :o)

Mevely317 said...

Ah ... I so enjoyed reading this! How fortunate for that orphan quilt to have found a new home!

Myra

JeanMac said...

The quilt is so detailed. I have never learned to make one.
I love the picture of your daughter - shows such love.

Farmchick said...

That quilt is quite the find for $3.00. My grandmother (a serious quilter) made quilts for each of my children when they were born. They are such treasures to me. Great picture of your daughter and grand-daughter.

Lady Di Tn said...

What a nice room to be quite. You have dolls and I teapots. I think the Quilt God sent you to find this treasure as she knew you would keep and treasure the time taking beauty. It kind of reminds me of a crazy quilt without the feather stick work. Peace and Thank you for sharing your doll room with us.

Shammickite said...

I've made a couple of quilts and I always sew my name or initials and the date into the quilting somewhere.
I embroidered my grandson's name and birth date on his baby quilt.
That little quilt is a real treasure, so glad yopu found it.... and for $3.00, what a bargain!