Handmade Nursery Rhymes Quilt

June 12, 2014

QuiltFI think this is just darling… nursery rhyme characters embroidered on cut up muslin flour sacks.

My Mum’s grandmother Hannah and her sisters would have done this on the farm in the 1920s or 1930s. What a great way to repurpose the muslin bags their flour and sugar would have come in (which they also sewed bed sheets from). It’s obviously not a finished quilt and the edges are raw, but I thought it was too sweet not to have out for a while. Perhaps one day I’ll finish it, or it could be made into a twin sized duvet cover.

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QSQ13   QSQ12

QSQ16   QSQ15

QSQ1   QSQ14

QSQ11   QSQ3

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For now it’s found a home on the back of my couch, a cheery addition to my living space.

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