Friday, June 8, 2012

Coverlet 2.0



Last week I showed a quilt I made without the middle layer of batting.  I decided we need another.  And as much as I love this lighter weight for summer, I may be making more.

And how about that vintage glider with it's fresh coat of paint? I first acquired this in 2009 and Razor sanded and fixed it the best he could for Mother's Day this year.  I love the fresh coat of silvery, gray paint. This glider may be far from pristine but has good reason.  My uncle found it on a barrier island off the coast of Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.  It was in a large heap of mangled storm damage.  I giggle every time I think of him pulling it out and putting it on his boat.

-dana

18 comments:

Kar said...

Love all the scrappiness of this quilt. Such a wonderful mix of colors and prints. They are perfect together.

The glider is awesome! I remember these being in everyones back yards when I was little. :)

Have a great weekend!

pescbrico said...

So so lovely! Like the quilt and the bench story :) HAve a great day!

~Michelle~ said...

Love it! Have you felt the Michael Miller solids yet? They have such a perfect light weight to them, they make a perfect summer quilt even with batting!

CitricSugar said...

The glider looks great! Love it.

Beautiful coverlet, too.

diane said...

I can just picture a cool summer night, sitting on the glider with that beautiful coverlet warding off the chill.

LC said...

I've got to try a coverlet. What a great idea!

Kristen said...

Oh glide away while cuddled under a beautiful coverlet. :)

Sew wonderful, as always when you make something.

Another one I must sneak in and borrow...hehe....dang, got caught again. :D

Artfulife said...

Love it! Thinking your glider needs one more coat of paint. In red maybe? ;)

**nicke... said...

he deserves a metal! the things we do for a great find! love the coverlet. very pretty!

kim said...

Love your coverlet! My glider is a deep purple :)
take care
Kim

Rafael's Mum said...

Ooooh... love the combination of fabrics... need one! :-)

Lulu said...

I love this,and thing it will make a perfect little "blankie" for a new baby! Just curious if you have tried stippling on a "summer quilt" or if there is a problem with bunching?

Jacque. said...

WOW! The very first thing I noticed was the glider...it is totally awesome!!! Okay...then I did actually notice the fab quilt! So...did you tie it or what did you do for quilting it? Curious minds (copycats) and all of that, you know.

Kim said...

Love those old gliders...they're great for putting babies to sleep.
What a nice way to spend the evening, a glider, a good book, glass of wine with a summer quilt and maybe a DH to snuggle with :0)

Happy Sewing

QuiltNut Creations said...

Great fabrics Dana! Love the glider.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I have some of the same questions, I get cold at night even in the summer, DH sweats and doesn't want the quilt..... then I get hot bc the quilt is ALL on me. When you made the coverlet, you didn't use batting? did you quilt it at all? in the ditch? stipple, tie??? enquiring minds!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I'm answering some questions here in hopes that some of you can find them. Several of you that have asked are "no reply" commentors so I can't email you directly back. Plus, when I click on your profile there is no way to contact you that way either. So, I hope this reaches you with the answers you seek.

No batting. Just the quilt top and the quilt back.

I did minimal quilting to keep the layers together. Stitched in the ditch. Without the batting the two layers seem a bit slippery so I don't know if all over quilting would work or not. For my purposes I wanted light quilting so as to keep with the lightness of the coverlets. If you happen to try more dense quilting, please let me know how it worked out for you as I'd love to know.

Thanks for all the love!

VeeV said...

check out:

Vintage Pierced Metal 2 Seater Basket Weave Pattern Love Seat Porch Glider

on ebay....
sweet..