Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Quilt For The Lady Baby

A little while ago, as I was scrounging around the local op shops I found a needle in the hay stack. A vintage patchwork table cloth in faded turquoise, blue and cream. It's well worn with the occasional stain here and there. For me, its far too gorgeous to eat off, so instead i have started the long and relaxing journey of turning it into a quilt for the Little Lady's room.

It's still a work in progress. I need to finish the free motion quilting (my first attempt) and apply the bias tape, which I'm kinda excited about because i can use my new bias tape maker.

When it's done I'll make up the cot, tidy up a bit, fluff some cushions and take some pics to share. But for today, i must finish hand sewing the binding on the long suffering unfinished quilt in my bedroom.


  1. Lucky find indeed! Oh, the effort that used to go into the humble tablecloth!

    Great idea to re-purpose it into a quilt. Do you already have a little girl or is she on the way??

    x claire

  2. Wow, that's a golden treasure you unearthed. Isn't it just wonderful when you rescue something like this? I think you are clever to think of repurposing it into a quilt. Looking forward to those photos when done!

    Virginia x

  3. Oh thanks, I do love a good repurpose!

    Claire, the little lady has arrived- almost 4 months ago. I can't resist her. You know the feeling, i know!


  4. hello beetle shack! besides your treasure of a find, i must say... i'm loving your header!

  5. i came from sophies but i have had a nosey about and i love your blog. it's just lovely.

  6. love your find quilt ..found you over at sophie isobel's

  7. I cannot wait to see the final quilt, what a gem and a fun craft project. I love your blog header too.

  8. Now that is going to look great! Your first attempt at free motion quilting is excellent, isn't it fun?! Bias tape makers are a terrific invention, I love mine.

  9. Very cool, I've always admired quilt makers and have no understanding of the process. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a great idea to turn a tablecloth into a sweet baby quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. So far it looks great!

  11. Lol thats funny i just made a bed spread from a table cloth too...ahhh happy days

  12. Here from Wow Us Wed. I love the colors in this quilt so much. I am using these shades now in our home. Good luck.

  13. That is beautiful! I love the colors and think it is a fantastic ides to turn it into a baby quilt. Just beautiful.

  14. OOOOOOOH! Can't wait to see the end result!

  15. Very cute! I can't wait to see the finished quilt! :)
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em