Friday, September 21, 2012

Oh Happy Day!


Sometimes it seems the Universe smiles upon you...at least that is how it felt on my last trip to Art From Scrap!  I was rooting through the fabric bins looking for linen to use for upcoming shows and one of the lovely helpers said she had some quilt pieces that I might be interested in. Out came a bag filled with "cutter" pieces of wonderful vintage quilts and a Grandmother's flower garden quilt top!
There is something so special about the soft vintage fabrics from old quilts. I have plans for some fun cats with dresses and other things.... just had to share some of the great prints with you. I feel the quilter had a fun color sense as I look at the combinations she put together.


love the soft blue with red flowers..it has a cow being milked on it!








this is another "cutter" quilt that I bought a few weeks ago along with the one below....may not be able to cut that one up....may just have to mend it!



And Henry seems to be glad we are back home. He likes to join me in the morning as I check email and spend way too much time on Pinterest!

10 comments:

Grace said...

The Gods are smiling on you because you are such a great artist and a all around nice person! Can't wait to see what you make with all the quilt tops!

art spirit said...

Thanks, Grace,,,you are too kind!

Dot said...

Goodness - I have a lot to catch up on with your posts! I agree with Grace's comments - you are a lovely , generous soul and I am glad you have such treasures to create with. Such history in these quilts. I want to reach through my screen and touch the fabrics. The photo of Henry made me laugh out loud :). He looks very relaxed. Dot xx

Pixie said...

Gorgeous pieces of quilt Mary.. just love the vintage faded look of them....

And wee Henry looks perrrfectly content on one of them.
Hugs Pixie x

draadjes said...

Oooh, lovely!

Jacky said...

What wonderful treasures Mary...and they found the perfect person. Your mind must be buzzing with ideas. Some of those old prints, and the combinations are wonderful. Quirky and playful.

That Henry, he knows how to make himself comfortable!!!

Jacky xox

Hazel Terry said...

Happy Mary, Happy Henry, wonderful treasures to make great things with . . . perfect X

liniecat said...

Oh wow.............lucky lady...........cuddly cutters and one daft cat! Bliss!!

Marie said...

The crafty goddess was smiling on you...lol!
I just love it when I find amazing treasures too.
Happy stitching xo <3

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh Mary, these quilts are beyond amazing! Hope you are well and still floating from the lovely time we all had at Les Soeurs.
x