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Kimber Pekora & Mathew Pekora 2006

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"Vintage Tinted Linens & Quilts"


While attending a quilt show a few years ago I came across a book that I thought would be a lot of fun... I have to admit, I still love to Color! This comes in handy since I am the mom of twin 9 year old boys. It seems like we are always coloring, cutting and pasting. I will remember these days forever.

This book features motifs that can be traced, colored, heat set and then embroidered, creating the vintage look of Tinted linens and quilts. If you like redwork, you will enjoy creating tinted items as well. The motifs include, a Spanish dancer, bonnet ladies, a horse and carriage, a goose girl, flowers, baskets, birds and nests, Americana and Native nostalgia, popular puppies and some adorable motifs for crib sheets plus much more.   
I have chosen to make the Potholder portraits. They have so much character and would make great gifts. Each one has its own personality. These designs were once available as a tinted print on fabric with instructions. I am lucky enough to own one. Now I am stuck with the decision of should I cut it and assemble it or leave it intact.   
This book is great because you can get everyone involved with the fun. My son Mathew has made this adorable Scottie dog block. It makes for a nice keepsake, I know I will treasure it always.   

I hope seeing these might make the kid in you break out those Crayola crayons!

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