Thursday, September 14, 2017

A little bit vintage

Vintage is in!! In styling you see it everywhere; clothes, earthenware and so much more. I've seen some beautiful pieces and got inspired! Vintage fabrics are my favorite. These mini quilts are very practical for use in a baby basket, a stroller, car seat, or just to use as a changing pad. I made them this summer.


The tulips are from the 70's. Not old enough to be vintage, nor are the fabrics I used. But, a lot of pieces are from recycled fabric. 



 More flowers on the back. No idea how old this fabric is!


This one is made up of curtain fabric (background), pieces of a duvet cover, a second hand pillowcase and fabric from old stock.



The hexagon flowers are done with the English Paper Piecing technique.
I love EPP, because you do it by hand and can watch a movie or have coffee with a friend while working on it. Below a different style! Bear is a piece of old children's curtain.

 
The embroidery is a vintage wall hanging my mother-in-law made.A few years ago I made it into a cushion and now I love it! When an old shop in Sparta closed, I bought two rolls of vintage flannel. The fabric from the bib is one of them. It has cowboys and donkeys! Wondered why it didn't have horses instead of donkeys!!! These fabrics are also all recycled, except from the checkered one.

The weather is still hot here and still no rain!!!! The mini quilts are not much needed at the moment! Babies and grown-ups still sleeping under a single sheet!

5 comments:

Quilting moesje said...

Erg lief de hexagon bloemen op de rode ruitjes :0))
De afgelopen dagen regende en waaide het hier...echt al herfst ;0)
Terwijl t vorig jaar om deze tijd hier opeens wel warm (32 c )
Graden en droog...
Toch Mag t van mij hier wel herfst zijn (anders lijkt t weer wel echt van slag;0)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ada,
You created some lovely and above all, very practical pieces.
Recycling previous used materials is always a most welcoming way as the environment is already full with trashed items.
Sending you hugs, from an equally warm Georgia. We had 31 C today and tomorrow the same.
Mariette

lien said...

I love vintage! S I love your quilts as well!
Oh Lucky you no rain... here it's raining cats & dogs ALL day!

Marie-Anne said...

All your vintage creations are lovely and, I must say very inspiring to me as I also happen to have many pieces of old fabrics I could use!
We also pray for some rain, while we still enjoy going to the beach every day!!!

Annie Kingma.Bonnema said...

Heel mooi alle werken van de mooie stofjes.
Warm is het niet hier. Herfst en regenbuien, en de verwarming aan deze avond.
Goede nieuwe week gewenst
Groetnis Annie