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Monday, March 14, 2016

Grande Plan or Grande Folly - you tell me!!

There you have it.  
The results of much floor-crawling,
and general mayhem.

Down and dirty,
thrown together,

Done, and off the to-do list!
Even better? Reducing three big bags of
stash down to one!!

EDITED TO ADD:  Linking up with Apple  Apricot's Simply Neutrals party!

Another of the autograph book entries; this one dated June 2, 1931...

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone
Kindness in another's trouble
Courage in your own.


  1. I love it Mary Anne! What fun to have all those vintage pieces sewn together into one lovely cover and it looks great on your bed! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  2. Your Grande Plan turned out fantastic! Way to reduce your stash. :) Love the quote.

  3. NO to Grand Folly! I adore this vintage and lace lovely "duvet". It is perfect for summer and looks beautiful on your bed. How amazing that you had all of these gorgeous bits of vintage bliss. Well Done Dear.

  4. So many beautiful vintage pieces make that cover-coverlet? I think it would look irresistible over pink or red rose print sheets.

  5. What a great beautiful work, and what a joy, it is finished...
    Greetings from Germany

  6. Gorgeous work Mary Ann! I love how you combined the vintage beauties with the fresh crisp white and the beautiful stitching. It looks so beautiful on the bed!

  7. Oh how I really love this Mary Ann! It is a labour of love! So beautifully sewn together.
    I too know all about the floor crawling, pinning, basting, appliquing and machine sewing it altogether with backing but boy it was worth it all!
    What better way to display all of those vintage collected doilies and embroideries and fabrics!
    x Suzy

  8. It's cool - looks so great!

  9. I think it's beautiful. I've thought before about making something along these lines, though my first thought had been to join a pile of crochet mats together, but this is another good plan.

  10. WOW! What a gorgeous quilt and so painstakingly put together! How neat that there are autographs as well on the piece! So pretty!

  11. Yum! I like the duvet idea. So fluffy and beautiful! Very nice work!

  12. Ah, what a lovely result to your folly! Fab folly I should think. Love the quote.

  13. I think it's very cool!

  14. Mary Anne, your bed cover looks wonderful. Congrats on crossing something off your do-list!

  15. This is brilliant! What a beautiful labor of love~
    (Glad you shared @ SNTuesday!) What a wonderful idea to 'patch'
    all these loose pieces together and create this lovely cover~
    Karen O

  16. It's a n awesome way to use lace, and I love it!! For some reason this post just appeared in my feed this morning, after your gray/green embroidered flower (which is lovely too!). Xoxo

  17. this is so gorgeous! what lovely layers and colors.. what an accomplishment! thank you for the inspiration and have a wonderful day.


  18. Beautiful work Mary Anne!
    Barbara xx

  19. Hi MA. Man, you finished this project quickly. And it is pretty darned cool. This project was a wonderful way of using some pretty pieces in a unique way. Very Creative!
    xx, Carol

  20. definitely not folly!! I LOVE Mary Anne, all that loveliness in one piece...

  21. Your quilt has turned out gorgeous! I really love the tone on tones, a very vintage feel! Beautifully done, Mary Anne! Hope your back is feeling better! Lol

  22. You know I love this. My kind of thing. The embroidery of the handled vase of flowers is very familiar to me. I did one way back when I was in high school.


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