Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rednesday Again....I'll share another quilt.

Hey, it's Rednesday again! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything since LAST Rednesday. Just a crazy week around here. I've actually accumulated quite a bit of "stuff" this past week, so I have lots to share, just need to get organized, UGH!

Saturday was my daughter's birthday. Her last year of adolescence. Next year my baby will be a teenager! She is such a sweetie. Just last night she crawled in bed with me to talk and snuggle a little bit, too! I know these moments will become fewer and fewer, so I savor each one I get!

On family birthdays I hang this quilt. It's a pattern by Eleanor Burns, the Quilt in A Day lady if you've ever seen one of her shows. I bought this pattern back in 2000? At the AQS (American Quilters Society) show in Nashville, Tennessee. This is me and my friend, Deb with Eleanor (in the middle.) If you look in the background you can see the her sample of the quilt. I went more retro, a lot of the fabrics I used are 30's reproductions. (Click on it to get a better look!) The kids look forward to waking up on their birthdays to see it hanging on the hallway quilt rack. My daughter loves the sundae with the green ice cream on the right. Even at twelve she pretends to eat that green mint sundae! I guess it's become a family tradition.

Next week I HOPE to have something truly vintage to share. I have something I've been trying to finish for weeks. I just can't get it all together. So, stay tuned!

In the meantime, make sure you check out the site: It's A Very Cherry World to see lots more red stuff!


  1. Hi Shelley! Nice quilt tradition! I wish my 12-yr-old would still snuggle. She was always overly affectionate until puberty hit then, bam!, like night and day. I often tell her that I "miss her" and ask, "Who are you and what have you done with my daughter?". Hopefully she'll come back around soon.

    Have a good week!

  2. I love that quilt so much that if I didn't stink so bad at quilting, I would make one myself! I'm sure that once everybody sees that quilt hanging up, it's officially birthday time!
    My daughter was a snuggler, then went through the "don't touch me" phase, and now that she is about to turn 21, she's all cuddly again!
    Happy Rednesday!

  3. The birthday quilt is adorable, what a special way to celebrate!

  4. I just love having special things you get out just for birthdays. That quilt is just adorable.

  5. Wow! That is such a special tradition. I'm sure when she has her own children she will mimic something like this to do with them as well. My oldest daughter is turning 14 in two months and she too still crawls in bed with me and just likes to talk and snuggle. I love those moments because often she is so busy with her cell phone and on the computer I seem to be the LAST thing on her mind! LOL! But I love your quilt!Thank you so much for sharing with us!-April

  6. What a sweet birthday quilt! I like the green ice cream sundae too! Very cute! Happy REDnesday.


  7. Beautiful quilt, a great family tradition!

  8. Such a cute quilt, and a great tradition!