welcome to the first day of Vintage May 2015!
Vintage May started with just kid clothes, then we expanded to adult clothes, and this year i thought it’d be interesting to add vintage-inspired home sewing into the mix! one evening i had a brainstorm of wanting to make a quilt inspired by the famous Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket…and i knew i had to make it happen!
the Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket has a fascinating history – the original blankets were used as currency in the colonial U.S. and Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.
the blankets were typically traded to First Nations and Native Americans for beaver pelts and were 100% wool, which is both fire and water repellant. they were also very warm and easily sewn into coats. Continue reading