Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Vintage Embroidered Basket Quilt

 A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kay, from Mountain View, came for a visit.  She is a really dear, and very talented friend who is also interested in vintage quilts.  She brought this one as a gift to me.
A very kind and generous thing to do, don't you think?  I love it!  These photos were taken on a windy day behind my house....with great joy!

This photo was taken under the trees, in dappled sunlight.  Not the best way to picture a quilt, but I love the way there is sunlight and shadow.  There are photos at the end of this post which will show the quilt in a better setting for viewing.

I am not going to show the photos of each block...but most.  You will see a great variety of Baskets, embroidered all by hand in a day gone by.  

Along with Baskets, I tend to be crazy over embroidered bows.  There are several on this quilt.

 This bird is done in what I think is called "Turkey work."  I'm not all that sure, but it is all done by hand.

This strawberries on this block are done in Satin Stitch, along with the leaves and are really pretty.

These photos were taken behind my house.  You can see the back of my house in this photo.
I call this spot a park, although it isn't.  It's the front part of the land on which a clinic sits.  I like to sit out there and read from time to time and it seemed a really nice place to photograph this quilt.  

 This photo was taken on the fence around my patio.  If you click on these photos, you will see much more detail in the photos and this one will give you a good overview of the quilt layout.  It's a lovely quilt and I am so fortunate to have been gifted it.  THANK YOU so much, Kay!!   I hope you enjoy the quilt photos....I am thinking they would be fun to reduce in size and reproduce....

From Bird Nest Cottage,

Until next time,

Monday, September 14, 2015

A Quick Viewing of More Pink

For today,  I just wanted to give you a quick view of my current 'platter' of pink things, assembled purely for some visual enjoyment.  My friend Sherry says "there are never too many photos."  So, with few words...More Pink!

The pink fabric flower made by my friend, Bibi!

 My niece, Tessa, visited and placed all these pins in this pink pincushion.  They looked so orderly I have not had the heart to change them!

Hope you enjoyed the viewing of the Pink today.
I will be posting a beautiful vintage quilt top featuring embroidered baskets in a couple of days.
 You will want to see them!

From Bird Nest Cottage,

Until next time,


A Bit of Heaven

A Bit of Heaven
An original designed wall quilt with my vision of heaven on earth.