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I finished this baby quilt on New Year’s Day, so I’m hoping it’s a good omen for quilts to come. I purchased this vintage top at a white elephant sale last summer for $4. What a buy! It was long and skinny and needed some pep. After taking it apart and handwashing the embroidered blocks, I saw, very faintly, some background printing on block 9. Turns out that the maker used bleached flour sacks from the Great American Pacific Tea Company (otherwise know as the A & P) for her fabric. I saved the plain blocks for future embroidery and pieced the cross stitch blocks into a more traditional baby quilt size. It’s machine pieced and hand quilted, about 38”square. 

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Comment by Barb/WI on January 9, 2019 at 1:49pm

Wow!  What a vision you had for bringing out the potential of this vintage piece.  Beautiful!!!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on January 8, 2019 at 4:44am

Thanks, Cat Lady and Pam! 

Comment by Pam/NY on January 7, 2019 at 7:29am

Love it...I love bringing new life to pieces like this! Beautiful!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on January 7, 2019 at 6:38am

You are a quilt life saver.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on January 7, 2019 at 4:25am

Thanks! This was a fun one to work on. I’ve had good luck collecting vintage pieces in need of finishing over the last few years.

Comment by Sharon Reeves on January 6, 2019 at 6:29pm

Wow, what an awesome job you did on this quilt. I commend you for taking it apart and doing all the work that you did on it. Some little person will love it.

Comment by Irene Gallway on January 6, 2019 at 5:13pm

What a beautiful quilt you made from those blocks.  You never know what treasures you can find at those White elephant sales.

Comment by Shannon, ON on January 6, 2019 at 3:55pm

you sure resurrected it beautifully!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 6, 2019 at 3:29pm

It turned out wonderfully.  What a wonderful way to save those vintage blocks.

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