Vintage Fabric Father to Son Quilt
(Chesapeake, VA, USA)
Vintage Duck Fabric Quilt for Henry the Fifth
This is the second quilt I ever made. We have an antique cradle handed down since the first Henry. We wanted to use it for Henry the Fifth with a travel bed inside to make it safe for him. I used vintage fabric from the mattress my MIL used when she had my hubby in it.
I bought vintage reproduction fabric from
on Bainbridge Island. I made the mattress as well. Firmest foam, wrapped in fake oil cloth and stitched. (The original mattress was wrapped in plastic with safety pins and just not safe.)
This time I just made up my own pattern because I wanted it simple. The main fabric is just muslin for a rustic look. On the back I appliquéd more of the vintage duck fabric. I used
Heather Bailey's binding tutorial
plus other internet resources to figure out how to bind. I did stitch in the ditch for the quilting with simple lines for the muslin background. I made a matching pillow because the cradle looked funny without one, although baby never used the pillow for safety reasons. Once he was mobile, we had to stop using hte cradle even with travel bed in it, so now my cute quilt is decor.