Friday, July 30, 2010

Beds at cottage

the middle bedroom, 'family life' quilt made in 1990 from children's clothes, bear's paw pattern the day bed, bed coverings from Nigeria, note the beautiful vintage wool rag rug front bedroom, star quilt made in 1985 from dress fabrics the back bedroom and bunk bed, the top quilt from about 1986 is a machine flip and stitched log cabin, the bottom quilt is called "summertime dream" (1984) and has some of my first painted and dyed fabric.

Last weekend I made six beds up, stripped ours (not shown) and found the cot and the crib. Our kids are all (4) coming!! They spent all their growing up summers in that old family place, so of course that is where they like to congregate - with their partners, children (only two grand babies so far) and of course, Ned and I. We do have enough beds. Just. Safe travels every one, I can hardly wait.


  1. And won't it be fun for them to check out their old clothes made up into quilts. Have a wonderful visit!

  2. I love your beds and quilts upon them. Your children coming to sleep under a piece of their past is such a great idea.
    I enjoy reading your blog!

  3. Such beautiful many memories for you and your children. What a lovely gathering place for you all.

    Have fun.

    Jacky xox

  4. How delightful to have so much history stitched into each quilt. Have a lovely time with all your family.

  5. Yes, safe travels to your family. Enjoy your time with those little ones (and your older ones too)! The cottage beds look very lovely.


  6. Anonymous2:54 am

    Having only one bed in our house, this looks like complete luxury. What a glorious treat for your visitors.


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