Friday, May 25, 2012

Vintage Crib Quilts

A couple Saturdays ago we went to breakfast with friends Julee and Tony.  We always have such a good time with them and after a hearty breakfast we headed out to do some thrift store shopping.  First stop I found these two vintage crib quilts.  It looks like they were made by the same person, who appears to have been very thrifty with her fabrics.  When she didn't have enough of one color she added in another to finish up the quilts.

 A new quilt to wrap the new baby in - pinks and blues - it will be grand for the boy or girl baby soon to arrive.  Stitches tiny, just right for a baby.  But there isn't enough of the pale pink, so darker pink is substituted.  Now the quilt is done and ready to fold into the crib until the day baby arrives.


Soft colors - the fabric is soft and fine.  The days are warm and sunny, but the baby will need a warm quilt when the winter winds blow.

Babies need many quilts - red and white will be happy colors for baby.  Not enough red scraps in the sewing basket, but that is ok, come of the pinwheels can have less red, and the last two blocks will be pieced all of white.  This quilt will be good for sunny days when baby gets to be outdoors in the summer.  Folded away now, waiting for baby.

Vintage quilts have such wonderful stories - hold them close to your heart.