Thursday, November 3, 2011

Surprise Box

My friend and quilter extraordinaire sent me a box of quilty goodness. A woman from her guild was doing some purging of her sewing room. Kat knows my style and also knows I buy old quilt blocks or tops and repurpose them, just as this woman did.


Here's some vintage black and white fabric. I think I'll move one seam on the longer piece and make a doll size quilt.

I'm not exactly sure what to do with these. Look at the little pile of yo-yos! I've always wanted a yo-yo pillow top. I'm not sure if there is enough at this point.
These quilts from the 30's are not in too bad of shape. I little bit of black buttonhole and the Dresden will be as good as new.
This is about a crib size so I haven't thought much about how this will be used.
Kat also knows I work with wool. This is an old pattern but I love it. I have all the wool felted and ready to go.

Thanks again Kathy!

Can ya'll believe I am home SICK?! Aargh. I got ready for work this morning and about 8:30 instead of leaving the house I thought I'd lay down for a little while.....3 hours later I woke up!  I guess I needed my rest. I'm heading that way once again as I am really running out of steam today. I think everything from the past 2 weeks is catching up with me.

31 comments:

  1. Those are some real gems you were given. How fun is this?

    I am sorry you are sick. Me too. Just can't seem to get out of sick mode around here.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  2. Take good care of yourself. Funny how things catch up with us all eventually, (no matter how fast you try to run!)
    What lovely treats your friend has given you, look forward to lots of interesting quilty goodies down the track.

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  3. What fun that box must have been to rummage through! I love vintage treasures like these things, but maybe your "little bit of black buttonhole" was an understatement. Seems like it will take a lot of black buttonhole to me. : )

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  4. Sweet! Lucky you for being gifted all that.
    Sorry you are sick again. Take care of yourself.

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  5. Really nice quilts and fabrics, fun working with old prints. I hope you feel better soon.

    Debbie

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  6. Wow! What a surprise to read your blog today and see one of my patterns! Now that's a blast from the past for sure! Enjoy!

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  7. What a great box of surprises. Sorry that you are not feeling well. Rest and feel better soon.

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  8. Hope you're feeling better soon! That's a great bunch of goodies she sent you.....love the black and white little quilt....will be great as a doll quilt!

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  9. What a sweet box of goodies you received. Hope you feel better, seems there is a bug going around, must come with the cooler weather.

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  10. Wow, that's the kind of friends one likes to have. How exciting. Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Great treat box - thanks for sharing - now go take a nap ;-)

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  12. What a treasure! I love the black and white fabrics.

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  13. Love the black and white quilt top. I would not have thought to put that together. WHat do you think about putting the dresden plate blocks and the other blocks you recd (and even the yo yos too) on top of the black and white quilt top. In other words, the black and white top would be the background for the dresden plate, etc... Just a thought.....

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  14. Wonderful goodie box! Hope your feeling better soon!

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  15. Praying tomorrow you are all better! What a wonderful gift to get in the mail!

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  16. GREAT quilts!!! Did Kathy send those to you? They're fabulous! Hope you're feeling better. Maybe it's the change in weather?? How's your mom? I'll be up there in 10 days!! WOOHOO! Can't wait to see you.

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  17. Lucky girl with the goodies. Not lucky girl that you are feeling sick again.

    Take care and sleep all you want too. You body is telling you too..

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  18. What a wonderful surprise! You need to get better soon because you have lots of new projects waiting for you to work on.

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  19. What an exciting box of goodness you were given!! Hope you are feeling better so you can start repurposing some of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with the different treasures.

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  20. It sounds like your body is telling you something, I hope you're feeling better.
    How wonderful to be the recipient of the goodies.

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  21. What a great package of surprises! I really like some of those black prints - that piece will make a wonderful doll quilt. I hope you are feeling better soon!!

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  22. Great box of goodies! What fun.
    Take care and drink lots of fluids.

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  23. You have some lovely vintage pieces to work with!!! I hope you get back in the swing of things soon, rest up and enjoy dreaming about what you will do with your wonderful new loot!!!!!

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  24. all those yo-yos... make a scarf with them or attach to a length of wool fabric the size of a scarf ( oersonal taste the size ). I have seen a yo-yo scarf and i loved it-no not made one yet

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  25. What a fun box of treasures!! Take care of yourself and I hope you're feeling better in a flash!

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  26. Bummer that you are sick but how fun to get those goodies to keep you inside :)

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  27. I hope you feel better quickly.

    What a lucky girl to get all these wonderful things! I make crib-size quilts to use as throws and use them all winter. If you don't think of something else for the yo-yos, a panel on a bag would be wonderful for showing them off.

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  28. Love the black and white Lori! So want to see your yoyo pillow that will be fun and the quilts look gorgeous too!

    Get better soon!

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  29. what a box full of fun!! love the black and white vintage pieces!
    take care and feel better
    xx

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  30. Get your rest! Your body is certainly trying to send you a message. I hope you feel better and recharged soon.

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  31. a great box of goodies. i think the black and white piece will make an awesome little doll quilt~!
    can't wait to see it finished.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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