Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Story Quilt

"Once Upon a Time"....The possibilities are endless for bedtime stories, poems, or maybe a song with this baby quilt.

How about a story of the little bear who became his team's most valuable player.

Maybe there's a poem about the giraffe siblings who live at 123 PSE street.

And surely someone knows why the cat sits in the window at night and washes his face before going to bed under a clear sky filled with stars.

The entire quilt is full of wonders, all made from scraps of novelty prints with paper pieced wonky houses.

The binding is even scrappy, and no need for fancy quilting either because it would get lost in the string pattern.  Lots of fun here for some little child who likes to pretend.

  I like to pretend, but when we were little we said, "play like, this or that" instead of, "let's pretend".

Charlotte

I know some of these pictures are blurred; shaking old hands do that sort of thing. "Play like" they're clear.






15 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful and charming quilt. You did a great job; with all the little things to look for. A fun quilt for sure.

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  2. I love the Story Quilt. What lovely fabric and what a lovely pattern. You did a great job and the stories are endless in this fantastic creation.

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  3. Your wonky little houses are delightful! I would love to hear the poem about the giraffe siblings who live at 123 PSE Street...please!

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  4. love it!! scrappy quilts are just about the best aren't they and love your stories.

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  5. I bet that was lots of fun to sew. I have plans to make I Spy quilts and I have always been fond of house quilts. Funny about the wonky, I think wonky might be my middle name. maybe I will start an I Spy next. I have no shortage of supplies.

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  6. what a great idea you had to make that kind of quilt! Wonderful! Nancy

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  7. I love, love, LOVE that little quilt!!! And I got such a good laugh out of "let's play like!"

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  8. Charlotte, this is such a sweet and charming quilt! I love it, and I love the idea of bedtime stories inspired by the quilt. I can remember saying, "Let's play like" instead of "pretend" when I was little too.

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  9. These are so cute and will give hours of fun to some lucky child. I have had a new fascination with I Spy quilts lately and are now my favorite donation quilts to make

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  10. Pictures looked great! That is very cute quilt.

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  11. Oh the enjoyment that little quilt will bring. You did a wonderful job on it. I always loved to Play Like. it was so much fun.. Hugs, Susie

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  12. Charlotte, so beautiful. All your work is this. Thank you for sharing and always reading what you share always puts a smile on this face and gives me a warm heart.
    You are special...

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  13. Thank you for the sweet words on mine. It's just wishful thinking on my part. My old homeplace is now gone too. Hope you're enjoying the pretty fall weather. We're beginning to get rather chilly now. Expecting frost tonight. Hope you have a nice week. Hugs, xo

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