This week-end I went to a few antique shops in the area with my hubby as a little birthday treat!! It was my birthday on Sunday, so we celebrated it a little early with some shopping on Saturday!! I found such a lovely hand pieced and tied vintage quilt that I couldn't leave sitting there on the shelf. I don't know why, I seem to get a little emotional thinking of the love and work that goes into these vintage items, that end up being forgotten. I guess it is just a part of life, but it makes me feel a little better that it can be loved again. :)
I've always loved diamonds and it is so pretty as a star!! The white background sure makes them pop!! All the fabrics are simply delightful too.
I also got all nine blocks sewn together this week-end for my Japanese x and + pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap! I then sewed it all together, and it turned out to be 22 inches!! Yikes!!
For some reason I was thinking it was going to be 20 inches which is already a really large pillow, but 22 inches was just too big!! I spent some time seam ripping all the blocks apart and then sewed 4 back together and added a simple border. I was worried it wouldn't be scrappy enough, but I really like how it turned out.
I love how bright, cheery and retro it looks!! It was really fun to sew something I normally wouldn't. That is one of the best things about swaps.
Doesn't it look lovely with the vintage quilt!!
I pieced one of the extra blocks to the back since I have some extra. :)
It is now flying it's way to ???? I sure hope my partner loves it. It was such a pleasure to make!!
Hope you have a lovely week!!