Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Better late than never...


I realized that I haven't shared these juicy little fruits with you. My friend (and hairstylist) Erica gave me these great old cutter quilts a couple of years ago. I have hoarded them, waiting for the perfect project to come along, and it finally did. One quilt was in such bad condition that I could only save tiny scraps, but the other was full of great Dresden Plates.


My mom has a great collection of antique quilts, old linens, and weathered furniture. I thought some of Heather Bailey's Fresh Picked fruit would be gorgeous made out of an old quilt. I made the pear for my mom for her birthday. I added buttons on the felt leaves and hand-stamped the date on a sterling tag and stitched it onto a linen leaf.

After she received (and loved!) the pear, she hinted not-so-subtly that she'd love for it to have some friends to hang out in an old sewing machine drawer. What a fitting home for them, huh? I made the rest of the little fruit and I am thrilled with how they turned out.

You might recognize the strawberry from Delaney's Easter skirt - it's a remnant of an old table cloth I bought at an estate sale. That was $6 well spent. As much as I love winter, I must say that I'm eager for spring and estate sale season to begin.


I hope these little lovelies brightened your day....and check back soon because I have a very exciting announcement to make about a little venture Leslie & I have embarked on! :)

20 comments:

  1. what a lovely work you did with that old quilt!!! they are so pretty!!! your mom is so lucky!

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  2. They are YUMMY!!! SO beautiful...

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  3. these are adorable, i love them all

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  4. I LOVE THEM Stephanie - You are so talented and they look great on my kitchen table. I am very lucky to be the recipient of your work!!

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  5. Love these! You are sew creative. Get it, "sew"? Haha. I would never, ever think to use an old quilt to make these. I can't wait for estate sales either...such a treasure hunt!

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  6. these are so adorable! They look like they belong in the housewares section at anthropologie! That was brilliant to use cutter quilts for them :)

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  7. What a great idea! i have a really sad old dresden quilt that is in really bad shape but i am sure some of the fabrics can be utilized. i will have to check into this little project of yours.

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  8. Oh Stephanie, these are to die for. So, so beautiful. I love aged quilts so these pieces of fruit are so much prettier for their vintage look. Clever you.

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  9. These are GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness, I am in love. *sigh* love.

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  10. they're awesome Stephanie! you've put perfect finishing touches on all of them, very inspiring!

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  11. OH those ARE so lovely!! I too have a pear but mine isn't nearly this dear. Just love it!

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  12. I love all your stuff! I would really like to feature you on my quilting blog:
    thequiltingqueenbee.blogspot.com
    Please let me know.
    Thanks!

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  13. This is beautiful, you have a lovely blog! Thank you for sharing with us, and keep up the great work!

    www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Stephanie, I love those fruit! What a great idea! Can you send me an email through my profile? I'll need it in case you win! Thanks! Ann

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  15. Great work! Can't wait to read more from you.

    www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com

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  16. Where have you been all my life, Stephanie? I love your blog!

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  17. These are absolutely adorable.

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  18. Ils sont subliimes !!! Bravo !!!

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