While running errands one day last week, I found myself near a thrift shop I hadn’t been to in a while. I spotted this little crib quilt and had to bring it home.
I love that aqua! And these embroideries are so sweet!
Interestingly, the quilting, done in yellow thread, extends into the binding.
Upon closer inspection, it appears that the whole quilted edge was turned to the back for a self binding of sorts. It was machines stitched with the same yellow thread.
I gave it a careful hand wash, which seems rather silly. This quilt has no doubt been used hard and washed often!
My quilt collection is outgrowing my house, but I just couldn’t leave this behind. I imagine a momma or grandma from years past stitching in anticipation of a sweet babe and it pulls at my heart. I have known this anticipation and feel a certain kinship with the maker.
Have a sweet day!