Sewing with family

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I was away last week on a little impromptu sewing visit.  I posted my Freda's Beehive Quilt tutorial a week back and that is the project we worked on while we were together.
I was with 2 of my sisters and my nieces.  I always have a great time with them.  
We did do a tiny bit of shopping.  We needed some extra fabric so we visited a local quilt shop where I saw this doll bed.  I had this exact doll bed when I was a child.
I fell in love with this vintage quilt block.  The colors are pretty striking and I love the circle.
The border is pretty spectacular as well.  I would love to make it sometime.
Of course the "old quilts" portion of the shop was my favorite.  Old quilts never really get "old" to me.

-nanette
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Sharon said...

Love the doll bed and the quilts. Glad you had fun sewing with your family. It's always more fun to sew with others. :)

Nedra said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and a much needed break with your wonderful sisters. Tell them all hello from me!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Really beautiful quilts, thanks for taking and sharing the pictures, I really enjoyed them!

Cynthia said...

What a fun time to quilt with your family :)

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like a good little getaway to me! Thanks for sharing the pretty antique quilt -- that block is pretty darn cool!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh Yes, that is something else I get jealous over...you and your sisters/nieces getting together!! I don't have any sisters and there are no nieces that sew or quilt and I KNOW you all have a good time!!!
......sigh......

YES, and your going to quilt shops.....AND buying fabric too!!! Friday will be 16 months for me.....
......sigh......

Cheryl said...

Nothing better than spending time with your family...and sewing and shopping added in ...PERFECT!!!

jen duncan said...

I hope these girls know how lucky they are to have you!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love the vintage quilt, beautiful!

Muddling Through said...

Oooh, won't you have fun making little quilts to go in that doll bed! I see Allison really having fun with it. What a great find. Love the old quilts, too.

Sherri said...

I bet you had a wonderful time...I so enjoyed sewing with you and your sisters with Lori's class at Quilted Works in St. George...good memories!

I can't wait to make your Beehive block too...school will be over for me in 3 weeks, and then I'll be able to start working on projects on my to do list!

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

I never tire of antique quilts, either Nanette. Sounds like a wonderful day!

Sandi said...

My mom has that same "Old Quilts" sign hanging in her spare bedroom. I love that vintage quilt and have one similar to it but not with that awesome border. I can see you making that one someday!
Looks like you all had a great getaway!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh what a fun time you all have! Your bee hive blocks are soo cute! What a sweet quilt they will make. And how much fun to shop about. The vintage quilts remind me of you. :o)
hugs, Trish xo

Sinta Renee said...

Oh what fun... wish I had sisters to quilt and shop with! I love that antique quilt too... and it looks just like your style!

Sue said...

I love all the old quilts too, the pink and green one is gorgeous. Lucky you having a sewing day with family. My sister isn't a stitcher!

Gayle said...

Which quilt shop has old goodies for sale? I'm up near Ogden, but on occasion I get down to Utah County and I'd love to check it out! That doll bed looks very familiar - I think my big sister had one of them - love it!

Melissa said...

I don't think I've seen an old quilt yet that I didn't love for one reason or another. I haven't see that circle block before, it's beautiful in all of it's scrappy goodness!