Tuesday, July 14, 2009

From Old Quilts

Over the years, I have found quite a few things at craft fairs and antique stores made out of old quilts. From the condition of the pieces in the items, I assume the quilts were not repairable, and, if not, this is one way for part of the quilt to live on. This basket with the hinged quilted lid was found at the AQS show in Paducah in 1992.

Although not made from a quilt, this seems to be made from vintage fabric and is such a pretty heart shaped basket done with fabric wrapped around some very stiff cording. My sister gave this to me for my birthday one year. This is really pretty.

This little fellow came from the Ozarks, picked up someplace when we went on a fishing trip. He is very sturdy and very cute. For a lot of years, blue was predominate in our home.
Here is a cute little lamb that came from a craft fair in Peoria. So well made - there are blocks of wood in his legs. A favorite of mine.

This little angel sometimes sits on the top of my Christmas tree, but she is out all year round. The momma cat and kitten was from an antique show in Peoria. Someone had a tattered old crazy quilt - I hope it was really not repairable.
I look around my house and I have so many things sitting around - I really should simplify or minimize things. But, by golly, I don't think I will!!! (Click to enlarge)

4 comments:

Leslie said...

And.... Don't forget the wonderful little spool horsey made from a very old quilt that you gave me when my family lost most of our Christmas ornaments in a flood. I also keep him out all year instead of tucking him away in a box, i stick pins in him and have made him into a pin cushion. I just love him and thanks again.

blushing rose said...

Ohhh, darling precious quilted creations. Love them all. TTFN ~Marydon
Psst! Don't forget my giveaway

Janet said...

My favorite is the bear.

barbara jean said...

I love the little heart basket. You will have to bring it to our Ami Simms workshop in September! I think it's made with the same wrapping technique she will be teaching us : )