Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vintage Chenille

My top 5 favorite textiles of all time, includes vintage chenille.
 Nothing compares to its fluffy, cuddly goodness.
I'm kind of a chenille hoarder.  Collecting since 2005 - this stuff is addicting!
Over the years, I have made many quilts, jackets, toys, handbags etc... 
You name it, I've made it with chenille.
I don't sew with it as much as I'd like to anymore, but when I do, I'm reminded how much I love it, and... how much of a mess it creates in my studio - ha! 
The other day, I pulled out a variety of white chenille bedspreads from my stash and put together a quilt for Daphne's teacher.  
Both our girls had Mrs. Emery for 1st grade so we decided to give her something extra special from us, since our time with her is over.
It's probably a funny gift to give a teacher, but I wanted to make something that was useful and she could enjoy for a long time.
And... who doesn't like to snuggle up under an extra cuddly blanket anyways?
Even though the calendar says summer,
Seattle's temperature this past Friday, was 57 degrees F.  Brrr brrr
We're still waiting for SUMMER!


 

4 comments:

Terrie said...

I've always love chenille also. She is one lucky teacher!

Mary Ellen said...

What a beautiful idea!! The throw turned out so pretty and I know the teacher will enjoy it for years to come! Great gift idea

From The Homesteading Cottage said...

What a lovely gift! I just found your blog and became a new follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

Michele
xoxo

Carole said...

I had a pink chenille bedspread when I was a kid. They weren't nearly as expensive or 'sought after' back then. They were just a part of every day life. :-)

I wish I still had that bedspread.