I borrowed a couple of vintage embroidered baby quilts from my mother because I wanted to share them on the blog today.
This first one was made in 1960 by my mom when she was expecting her first child - my brother.
It is a whole cloth quilt, all embroidered by hand. The the quilting lines depict the sky and the hill that Jack and Jill have tumbled down.
Jack has fallen among some ornately detailed flowers...
I love his curly hair and the details in his overalls and shirt.
Jill is still tumbling. Hope she hasn't stained her beautiful dress!
The well at the top of the hill...
And the upturned pail - still on it's way down the hill!
Thirty year's later, this second quilt was made for my mom's first grandchild, my sister's daughter, in 1990.
It too, is a whole cloth quilt and is backed, bordered and self-bound in green gingham.
Here are two postcards I made.... But I can't see me spending the time it would take to make a whole quilt!
I just love the look of embroidery! But it is so time consuming. Doe-C-Doe and French Knots are two names that were popular producers of embroidery patterns, back in the day.