Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lamb Quilt

I've been working on challenging myself to make free form quilts. It really is allot of fun. This quilt was made with fusible web and antique "cutter" quilts and lots of playing with thread. It was so fun not to have to match seams and just go for it!

I had bought a tyed quilt from Ebay probably 5 years or so ago. When I received it there were actually 2 more quilts hidden inside! It was amazing. The very first quilt is I'm guessing from the 1870's or so and hand quilted, mostly threadbare though. The second quilt was from the late 1800's or early 1900's and was tyed. This was in better condition but still a cutter. The third layer was made in the 30's, was in better condition but still I would consider it a cutter quilt. I've always wondered what I should do with these quilts. I've always hated the thought of cutting something up that someone has made, but, the way they were was definitely not useful. So in a weak moment I cut into them, saving the larger pieces that maybe can be made into a doll quilt. My Lamb Quilt is the result. I had to do allot of machine stitching to stabilize the old quilts but I think it turned out ok. I think it would look really cute in a child's room.


8 comments:

Belvie said...

I love you creativity in that lamb block. It's just plain cute!!

Krisi said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!! I think I love this style of your work so much more because you can be so much more creative with it - very fun!!

"I think it would look really cute in a child's room." - Is that a hint, mom?? :) haha

And also, I never thought it would happen, but I was at one of my favorite crafty stores today, and would you believe I bought some yo-yo's? Yep, the daughter who made fun of all your damn yo-yo's is now the proud owner of a yellow star pattern... I thought it was too cute. Looks like I'm turning into my mother much faster than I ever anticipated... :)

Lucy said...

Your little lamb quilt is so cute Laura!

Kelly said...

i love it :)

Judy H. said...

That is so adorable! I'm a spinner and knitter as well as a quilter, so lambs and sheep always get my attention. :)

Anne Fannie said...

Love your quilts!

swooze said...

I love the lamb quilt. So cute!

Brigitte said...

The lamb block is so cute :)