Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Better late than never...

I realized that I haven't shared these juicy little fruits with you. My friend (and hairstylist) Erica gave me these great old cutter quilts a couple of years ago. I have hoarded them, waiting for the perfect project to come along, and it finally did. One quilt was in such bad condition that I could only save tiny scraps, but the other was full of great Dresden Plates.

My mom has a great collection of antique quilts, old linens, and weathered furniture. I thought some of Heather Bailey's Fresh Picked fruit would be gorgeous made out of an old quilt. I made the pear for my mom for her birthday. I added buttons on the felt leaves and hand-stamped the date on a sterling tag and stitched it onto a linen leaf.

After she received (and loved!) the pear, she hinted not-so-subtly that she'd love for it to have some friends to hang out in an old sewing machine drawer. What a fitting home for them, huh? I made the rest of the little fruit and I am thrilled with how they turned out.

You might recognize the strawberry from Delaney's Easter skirt - it's a remnant of an old table cloth I bought at an estate sale. That was $6 well spent. As much as I love winter, I must say that I'm eager for spring and estate sale season to begin.

I hope these little lovelies brightened your day....and check back soon because I have a very exciting announcement to make about a little venture Leslie & I have embarked on! :)