Thursday, August 23, 2012

SHABBY TREASURES

Do you ever stop at those little out of the way places?  This summer we went to Vancouver Island and stopped at Whippletree Junction. It's a collection of heritage buildings that make up a little shopping/coffee/bathroom stop right off the highway.  While there, I stumbled upon a little shop called Shabby Chic Treasures.  I found this little cradle, and after convincing hubby we had a bit of room in the back seat, brought it home.  This is what it started out as,




and this is what it looks like now.


Much better.  

 I know what you're thinking. It needs a quilt, right?
I gave you a peek at it already this week.


Well, I got it finished and I do LOVE it!  This little quilty was started eons ago, but sat forgotten until I saw this cradle.  Now I had a reason to finish it up.  It is appliqued down to a teal background in keeping with the nursery colour scheme.



While I was basting the fabrics over the paper, I made sure to leave lots of seam allowance so when it was quilted, it would puff up-----therefore upping the cuteness factor .



I wish you could feel it.



I hope my wee grand girls have many happy days playing with their dollies and this quilt.

quilt stats:

fabrics are 1930's by Mrs. March
582 hexagons
15 1/2" x 21 1/2"

30 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh Carla! What can I say? This is just too adorable for words. I have my daughter's doll cradle that I've been thinking about redoing for our soon to arrive grand baby. This is so inspirational!

Gramma Quilter said...

So beautiful! I want to play in there. Love the hexies!!!!

Catherine said...

It's so lovely - lucky grandchildren to have something so lovingly made.

Sarah said...

ADORABLE! Someday I hope to have a doll bed or 2 with doll quilts. I don't have kids or grands but my childhood doll Matilda and the cats would enjoy the setup :)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

It's adorable! I love the refinished cradle and the quilt is perfect for it!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful grandma you are Carla, creating memories your grandkids will cherish for years ahead.Keep it up and hve fun doing it!!
Ronnie

Cindy said...

Love it!

**nicke... said...

i wish i could feel it too! so so adorable! xo

Catherine said...

Oh wow, its so cute!

Carla said...

How darling! Those little hexy flowers look so pretty and so sweet with the tiny cradle.

Nat at Made in Home said...

I so want one for the little one that is going to join us in December!!

quiltmania said...

Awwww, now how cute is that!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Oh my... dear Carla, thats so cute!!!!
Your grandchildren will love and honor it, thanks for sharing ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Lily said...

awwwwwwww!! What size are those hexes? I'm working on some hexi stuff too - but not that small. I love it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I agree with Deborah--too adorable for words. Really. SOOO cute!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

It's lovely!

doodlebugmom said...

I have a doll cradle and a doll crib, both made by my grandfather. I never knew him and I can't bear the thought of repainting them. (the chips and scratches show how much they were loved by my mom and her sisters) Maybe they do need new quilts tho...

Nancy said...

Your little quilt is positively adorable! The hexagons must be so tiny - 1" or so? I'm sure your grandgirls will thrill to play with the doll bed and quilt.

Shontelle said...

You are unreal! That little quilt is perfection and your little ones are going to love playing with that cradle.

krista said...

Oh gosh, I'm so in love! What a cute treasure and you definitely made it better with the fresh coat of paint and the quilt is AWESOME! Lucky grand kids :D

krista said...

Oh gosh, I'm so in love! What a cute treasure and you definitely made it better with the fresh coat of paint and the quilt is AWESOME! Lucky grand kids :D

Debbie said...

Very very sweet!!!

vintage grey said...

Oh, so sweet and perfect Carla! I love it!! xo Heather

Archie the wonder dog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I have the wanties ;o)

Cath said...

I love what you did with that little crib. Thank goodness you had space on the back seat!! The colours in you mini quilt are beautiful. I feel inspired to make one of my own.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Heidi Grohs said...

So special! I have a "vintage' crib I bought on line and love it, but don't love the color..so I might have to paint it! The doll cradle quilt is on my list..and a hexi is a perfect project!!!!!

Charlotte said...

eeeep! that is adorable!!

Susan Standen said...

Gosh, such tiny hexies in beautiful colours. Love it!

Megan said...

Such a tiny cradle and doll quilt! I didn't realize how small they both were until you showed the photo of them in a full-size crib. I LOVE the hexagon quilt, of course!

Manuela said...

The little dollquilt is so cute.

Greetings, Manuela