Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pink as pink can be

I never do those pink blog parties around blogland...
but if I did, I would for sure have posted this beauty I picked up at an antique store for my pal Suzanne!
It's a baby blanket for a little girl -- not real old, but probably from ca. 1950.  It is really a quilt, with a lovely embroidered cover, batting, and a pale blue silky back.  Look how they quilted it with pink thread, in squares.
But, best of all, it has this extra, netted layer to fluff up its ruffles!
The detail is just gorgeous -- embroidery, and also that large basket motif of woven ribbon in soft blue -- all hand sewn.
Suzanne does a talk for her Questers group about ribbon work, so I thought she could enjoy it and also use it as an example in her talk.
I'm excited for her to see this post and be surprised!
Speaking of friends...Tami is having a blogaversary giveaway on her blog, Vintage Connections.  You should really follow her blog!  Go see!


Kathy said...

Oh, this is so sweet and dainty! I wonder about the baby girl who was so lucky to cuddle up in it.

Liz said...

It is lovely - so unusual!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Tami Hacker said...

Such a sweet baby blanket.

Thanks for your blog comment on my giveaway!

autena said...

What a generous friend you are! It is a wonderful example of ribbon work.

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Gill said...

What a great find!
I love the embroidery!