I'm theProud Owner of a Genuine Bungalow Bay Quilt!
I can't even begin to say how happy I was when this baby quilt arrived from Karen Black at Bungalow Bay Quilts, for her Countdown to Christmas Giveaway (that link has better pictures than I got.) It arrived a month ago, but I've been hogging this beauty, waiting for good light for a photo shoot! No good light, so here are some photos anyway!
Karen made this quilt using antique and vintage tumbler blocks to repurpose a quilt top into several little quilts. I think she may have mixed in some newer fabrics too, but it is done seamlessly, so it is hard to tell where. I love the polka dot binding, and the butter yellow border-- perfect choice! I thought it was really interesting to try to pick out fabrics I know, like the red pindots, and some brown rosebud fabric that we used in my family business when I was a kid, as potholder fabric. My mother said it was a reprint then, probably from the 1920's or '30's, made by Concord Fabrics (I hope I am remembering this correctly.) She met a lady who had worked in the design department when the original rosebud was made, and she helped her out a lot when she started in the crafting business, with practical help and moral support!
I also recognized fabrics I have seen in blouses by both grandmothers, as well as some shirting from the grandfathers too. And there are some fabrics I recognize for the first scrap quilt my Mom made too. So this turned out to be a really personal quilt to receive, with lots of stories.
I think my favorite fabric in this is the pink and green and grey bit in the lower righthand corner of each of these pics. I thought it was cool when it looked like stuffed olives, but then I realized it is of sacks with strings around them and patches. Very nice!
Thanks again Karen!
I just love everything about this fantastic little quilt!
I hope we are swappers soon at Doll Quilters Monthly!