Monday, April 04, 2011

Inspiration: Quilt

I mentioned Friday that a sweet friend gave me an old quilt - here it is! It has holes in it and I'm planning to cut it up for a project or two - but wanted to take a few pictures of it before I cut it up! I realized after the fact about the fence shadows - but did hide a little message for my mom in the shadows too! :) Can you spot it?

Anyway, I love this quilt and it is heavy! I like the all the fabrics and would love to know all the stories that this quilt could tell!


LynnMarie said...

Can't wait to see what you do with it.

One Pretty Little Box said...

I have had a longing desire to do some hand quilting, and seeing this beautiful quilt, is some inspiration I need to set out to make my plans!! Summer is coming, and this teacher longs to spend her summer getting back to basics and continuing to place my life in order ~ His devine order.

Wendi said...

I really like the colors. Oh, the possibilities! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Melanie said...

Hi, Monica,
I'm a new follower, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with the quilt!
Have a great week! :)

Mom said...

I love you, too!! :)

Neat quilt -- what a sweet gift. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. Love you lots, Mom

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

oh - you'll have fun with this!!

asnipofgoodness said...

Looks so like you Monica, can't wait to see what clever beauty emerges :)
Wouldn't that be fun to hear the stories behind these old quilts, and those who made them!
Thank you for the recent sweet comment.
Have a wonderful Monday friend.

no spring chicken said...

It's just perfect. Exactly the kind of quilt you want for crafting. Just the right amount of damage to warrant cutting it up with no guilt. Love the shades of blue, the stripes and checks, the soft, aged look. Have fun! Blessings, Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica,

Of course, the hidden message is "I love you" in sign language.

Will be interested to see what you make out of this beautiful old quilt.
I know you'll come up with something very clever.

Love you, Grandma

angie said...

This quilt must have warmed many a body and soul over its lifetime. How nice that you are going to further extend its life by repurposing it.
I bought a teddy bear made from a cutter quilt last year at a yard sale. It has some frayed areas that make it look even more well loved.

Elise said...

I love old quilts!! I've been wanting to make a quilt or two from all the vintage sheets I've been collecting.
Oh, until Grandma said something about signing, I thought you were trying to say you were pregnant!! I was reading a bit much into one of the shadows. :)