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April 11, 2012

freshly laundered

I cut into my vintage sheet stash to make this baby quilt for my niece.  She is having her third child any day now.  She has two beautiful daughters and is expecting baby girl number three.


She wanted neutral colors but I couldn't resist just a little touch of pink.  I remember when our choices were pink, blue, yellow or green.  Now the skies the limit.  I added a strip of vintage floral to the back for a splash of color.


Do you remember themed baby rooms?  Is that a thing of the past or do they still exist?  My daughters had a wallpaper border of ballerinas but it could have just as easily been Precious Moments, teddy bears or balloons...


The quilt has been freshly laundered ...snugly soft and crinkled, ready to wrap the little one in love and knowing my niece, there won't be any shortage of that.

xo, Patty

22 comments:

  1. There's nothing better then a gift made with love! This quilt is just that. Your niece is very lucky!

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  2. That is just beautiful. I love the sweet colors. She will love it, I'm sure. Yes..they still do themed baby rooms. My son and dil are just finishing theirs up and it is a throwback to the 70's with bedding that looks like it came from that era. It is all owls and leaves...(I guess owls are in again, huh?) xo Diana

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  3. What a beautiful baby quilt! I love the idea of using vintage sheets for it. I'm hearing that themed baby room decor is out and decor to grow with is in. Our kids lived with white kitten wall paper and pale blue walls for a while but never a theme. Home made quilts are the best! Blessings, Pamela

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  4. The quilt is lovely. What a wonderful gift. I just love vintage sheets. They are so colorful and fun.

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  5. The quilt is lovely. What a wonderful gift. I just love vintage sheets. They are so colorful and fun.

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  6. Love the splashes of pink too! A beautiful gift! Laura

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  7. Now that is a sweet baby quilt! - I remember the themed rooms..when I had my first, a boy, I did his room in Raggedy Ann and Andy. Now I've really dated myself!! xo

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  8. Remember when we had no idea what the sex of the baby was? My theme was yellow and orange with zoo animals. Keep it gender neutral but with color. What a lovely quilt and with vintage sheets means snugly soft! Here's to a great day!

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  9. Beautiful quilt, where did you find such bright vintage sheets. I always think of old sheets as dirty white with small cabbage roses on them. Such a wonderful gift that will be cherished.

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  10. that is awesome! pink or no pink it's gonna be a big hit!!!

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  11. Beautiful! Wrap that up and send it to me!

    You have such amazing talent!

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  12. Happy Birthday Patty! I hope you have special day and get to spend it doing something you love. The baby quilt is precious, and made with love. I have been collecting vintage sheets for some time too, and have not yet cut into them. I am hoping to use one for a quilt back. Have you done that? Have a wonderful day my friend!!!!
    XO Kris

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  13. Patty, Love your little quilt. My g.daughter is 8..she is the youngest. She is wanting a Parisian Themed room. She says she is taking me to Paris with her, one day. I told her to get busy prodding daddy and mommy...cause I am not getting any younger.:):) Smiles to you, Susie(She Junks)

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  14. Hi Patty,

    Love the quilt!! I love the new "not so decorated" look! Especially with vintage linens! xoxo Debbie

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  15. Patty, it is beautiful and will all the more treasured as you made it. I have a vintage sheet stash too and I show some today at my place btw. hugs, olive

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  16. What a wonderful gift... and so darling too!

    You are such a thoughtful person.
    Always thinking and doing for others.
    Blessings coming your way.

    Enjoy this day... hope it's a great one for you.

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  17. What a beautiful quilt! It is such a wonderful skill to know how to sew (one that I don't have). I'm sure your neice and her new daughter will treasure it!

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  18. Such a pretty quilt, I'm sure the new baby will look adorasble wrapped in it.

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  19. Awww...I recognize some of those lovely vintage squares! :) My Sweet Pea now sits on her blankie and plays and then carries it around with her. :) I love you dearly for making her that little quilt! (well, I'd love you even if you didn't, but thank you!)
    Missy

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  20. This quilt is beautiful. I love the colors you used. Carol

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