Tuesday, 10 June 2014

I wish all Tuesdays were like this one


because today I've been commissioned to finish a beautiful vintage quilt.


The quilt has been made mostly from clothes from the 40s and 50s and the prints are so varied and gorgeous.


It has been made by three generations of women and I'm honoured to have been asked to finish the hand quilting.


It is a very large bed quilt and the hexies have been appliqu├ęd onto a pretty blue backing.


Quite a bit of the hand quilting has already been done, though it's still going to be a fair amount of work.


It is a special task and one I will thoroughly enjoy!









20 comments:

  1. I'm just delighted that this opportunity found it's way to you. This is so fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Lucy what a wonderful task to be trusted with, the quilt is amazingly beautiful and I think its a privilege to be asked.
    I look forward to seeing the end result.
    Enjoy
    Peg x

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a lovely quilt, and what lovely sentiment. I know you'll do the lady proud.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think you're going to have a lot of fun quilting this lovely quilt! Are you adding the binding as well?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I know you'll have fun looking at all those wonderful fabrics as you hand quilt your way around that beautiful quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's really exciting! Lucky you! X

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a treat! Don't hurry it Lucy- savour every stitch!

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh lovely to be able to add your stamp to something obviously made with love and care

    ReplyDelete
  9. How wonderful to run your hands over generations of fabrics! Enjoy

    ReplyDelete
  10. you are having a *very* good week!

    ReplyDelete
  11. what a wonderful compliment to be asked to join in with this project x

    ReplyDelete
  12. How wonderful is that! Hope you don't mind this cheeky question, but how do you ever decide on a price for a job like this?
    Teresa x

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's absolutely gorgeous! I have been so hexie obsessed and those vintage fabrics are to die for! And what an honor to help finish such a special project!

    ReplyDelete
  14. It really is an amazing and special task - I love those 1950s fabrics especially!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Enjoy the task looking at all that vintage fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What an honour, Lucy. I bet you spend lots of time just looking at prints that are over half a century old. Enjoy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Is this a new serie?? OMG, you are so lucky though!

    ReplyDelete