Finish It Up Saturday ~ Embroidered Baby Quilt

I love how this little bit turned out!

As a reminder, I purchased this as a tied quilt at an antique fest recently. This is what it looked like when I bought it.

The backing was terribly stained and shredded like tissue, so I took it apart, added new batting and backing, and hand quilted it.

It has been soaked and washed, but many of the stains on the front didn’t budge. I’m okay with that. It’s “clean dirt.” Aren’t these embroidered bits adorable?

Sadly, some of the black thread used didn’t hold up. I may go back and fix that.

I used a table cloth made from feed sack for the backing and the yellow binding is from a feed sack as well.

I love the feel of this.

The table cloth sported a beautiful repair. Can you even find it in the photo above?

It’s funny, but I had never seen this pattern with the embroidery before. Then while working on it, I saw a local ad for this quilt.

How crazy is that?

You can see from the photo above that this little quilt is not exactly straight and square. I like the quirkiness of it.

I also wanted to remind you that the link ups for the Two and Four QAL Finale and the Sewing Room Share and Giveaway are still open! Please join in the fun and visit those who have linked up.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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14 Responses to Finish It Up Saturday ~ Embroidered Baby Quilt

  1. jean fletcher says:

    You have saved the quilt!

  2. Diane says:

    So glad you gave this little quilt new life. It’s absolutely charming!

  3. Karen Scott says:

    I LOVE this ! Such a treasure. Beautiful work.

  4. Karen Scott says:

    I LOVE this !! Such a treasure. Beautiful work.

  5. Meredith says:

    What a treasure this is! A great pattern that you have carefully and beautifully brought back to life. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Patricia A Smith says:

    What a special quilt. I love it!

  7. Robin says:

    What a delightful little quilt. Your time and expertise have made it a treasure. I would probably be tempted to re-embroider that black swan since the outline is easy to see.

  8. I can’t think of a better home for this sweet quilt than with you. So unique with those little stitches in the center! What a fun find.

  9. Sue H says:

    I love it! You did a great job and this little quilt lives on!

  10. lois92346 says:

    I love the quirky-ness of it too, Katy. Bless your heart for saving it from who knows what fate. I think you should repair the “goose”. Are you tempted to pick up the other one?

  11. This is absolutely such a sweet quilt and great rescue. It’s so charming with the embroidery and that is such a cute idea. I love the mend in the backing too.

  12. Vivian B. says:

    A wonderful find and a great restoration! Given the recent look-a-like discovered, maybe tit was originally a newspaper pattern? Well, now it can be treasured anew!

  13. johannes123qqq says:

    gain agreat job !

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