Monday, March 14, 2011

Once Upon a Time there were Three Bears

I was asked to turn this cute little vintage quilt top into a duvet cover.  It has the neatest story...two sisters made these needlepoint blocks when they were little.  Their mom found them recently and sewed the borders on with these adorable calico prints. Talk about a blast from the past!  
I received a down comforter that I resized to put on the inside.  Let me tell you, the feathers were a mess to work with.  I knew that I didn't want to cut, then pin and have feathers a flyin' so I drew my cutting line right on the comforter.  Next I fed that baby thru my serger and cut and sewed all in one fell swoop. I'm giving myself a pat on the back for that little stroke of genius!  Then I promptly called the boys to come running with the vacuum cleaner.
I just love the color of this block with Goldilocks and all her flower bouquets.  I think I had a dress like she's wearing when I was a little girl.  Did you?
And here is the finished product.  I know this will be a treasured gift from mother to daughter.  Working on this project is making me want to try another needlepoint project.  Oh the nastalgia of it all!

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