Monday, May 31, 2010

Huswif

I am inspired for years by a little picture in the book: The Amish Quilt by Eve Wheatcroft Granick. (If you like Amish quilts I highly recommend this book!) At that picture are a few Huswif's, an antique sewing case. While searching for inspiration I came along the picture and thought it was time to make one myself. You can also find huswif's in this book: Pockets and Rollups for my red cape by Edith C.O'Neill. They are made by left over fabrics and so useful.
This huswif is a class I'm going to teach at the shop.

Lucy



29 comments:

ria vogelzang said...

What a cute litte tool! She looks lovely! I love Amish quilts.
Thanks for the title of the book. I am certain to look for it. ;)
Have a great day!

Kathie said...

oh Lucy its beautiful....and yes thats one of my favorite Amish books too.... just love your fabric choices
Kathie

Lori said...

It's adorable Lucy. I really love the fabric you used for the outside. It looks like an antique!!

Chartreuse Moose said...

Darling! Looks like a perfect project for those scaps!

Madiza said...

It is outstanding !exellent colors and performence ! greetings from Poland

Loris said...

Charming fabrics make up this sweet project! It looks like something to be cherished :-)

Berna said...

I like your Huswif very much! It's a beauty.

Janet said...

Lovely - so lovely! You sew with such wonderful fabrics.

ann'squiltingjourney ~ said...

Beautiful fabrics Lucy, I love the outside floral. I also like Amish quilts and will look for that book now.

Diane said...

Oh Lucy, this is "sew" cute. Lovely fabric choices!

Lori said...

Hi Lucy~
Thank you for your comment on my blog. This is a delightful rollup. I too have Edyth's book and do love it. Happy stitching!

Leeanne said...

That is sweet, the top part looks like a doily?

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a lovely creation to have made, Lucy! Now I have to look for that book......

pamina said...

Very nice Lucy, your students will be happy !

Susan said...

I love this huswif and will have to find that book. I made one from Civil War book. The wife would give a mending kit to her soldier to mend his uniform on the battlefield using familiar fabric for him to have a piece of home.

Barb said...

Soooo sweet. I love the fabrics you used for this little gem.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how wonderful that huswif is!

Sandra Henderson said...

Very pretty! I especially like the bottom gathered pocket! I like the way you used different fabrics. Great job!
The Amish use to come to our farm in upstate NY. The men would buy old horse drawn farm equipment from my father. The ladies would come inside and sit by the wood cookstove with their babies...
Great memories. Beautiful people. I remember no power lines going to their houses and so simple and pretty.

Lea said...

Lucy, I wish that I could attend your class! Your Huswif is so beautiful. I do too, love Huswif, have those books but never made one(yet). Maybe one day... :-)

Glenn said...

I love your work. I've been following your blog and just love your selection of patterns and color sensibility.

Brenda said...

Beautiful. I love it. Great choice of fabrics and colors. Wish I was close enough to take your class.

tinaquilt said...

I love this little Huswif, can´t you make a pattern for sale? I´m living in Germany, it´s a bit far away to come to your class :o)

quiltygal said...

Hi Lucy just wanted to tell you that I have at last !! received my copy of Quiltmania with your Tulip quiolt in...I wasnt sure where we were up to in Australia so I have also got issue 75 which has another quilt Id like to do !! what a great magazine so happy I found it...Love your Huswif so cute

quiltygal said...

Hi Lucy just wanted to tell you that I have at last !! received my copy of Quiltmania with your Tulip quiolt in...I wasnt sure where we were up to in Australia so I have also got issue 75 which has another quilt Id like to do !! what a great magazine so happy I found it...Love your Huswif so cute

cindyquiltsOR said...

What a darling project! I can imagine it with a group of young girls who need to learn many basic steps of sewing before moving on to larger projects.

Then again ... I need to practice some of those basic steps myself!

Thanks for sharing your project.

Amy said...

Lucy ,
Its truly wonderful.I LUV the fabrics you chose.

Ann said...

I love your huswif! I have a pattern for one but it looks too small. How wide is yours? How long?

Yours look so vintage. I guess the fabric really makes a difference!

Thank you!

mary said...

I want to be in your class!

El rincón de Paloma. said...

Me ha encantado este costurerito.Felicidades por el blog.
I loved it. Congrats on the blog.