Lovin’ Spoonful Sampler

Lovin' Spoonful Block

Last week I was given an old spoon. As soon as the man about my house saw he it said it looked more like a shovel than a spoon!

2015 3 Lovin' Spoon

History is unknown, but it looks like a commemorative spoon rather than one made to be used, and it also looks like it was engraved by hand, and not by an expert.

2015 3 Lovin' Spoonful Close up

I accepted the spoon with the thought that the design engraved inside the bowl looked like a quilt block. Yesterday I decided it was time to turn it into a quilt block … and a quilting design too.

Then I played with the shapes and lines and the idea grew from that one block as an applique and a quilting pattern to a collection of over 50 variations and modifications.

Lovin' Spoonful Sampler 1 Lovin' Spoonful Sampler 2 Lovin' Spoonful Sampler 3

 

So, what did you play with on a lazy Sunday afternoon?

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15 Responses to Lovin’ Spoonful Sampler

  1. I definitely did not have as much fun as you this Sunday! Since I work 6 days a week, Sunday has become errand day. Ugh!

    I absolutely love the spoon and the inspiration it gave you!

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    • Laura,

      I love the spoon, and hope to get it cleaned up enough to use in the sugar bowl. The variety of shapes is proving to be a lot of fun, with some very interesting combinations happening.

      Judy B

      On 30 March 2015 at 12:10, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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      • Another thought occurs Judy. Is there a hallmark on the back of the handle? That will tell you where and when it was made and who made it. Send me a photo of the marks if it has and I’ll investigate with the Assay office.

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        • Jan,

          There is no symbol as such … the wording is

          Wear-Wite Stainless Nickle Silver Sheffield

          The design itself does not look like it was done by an expert, as it isn’t particularly even, as though engraved by a beginner, or made in a dirty mold or similar … like a quilt with wool wadding which has been washed in a machine, hot wash, cold rinse and shoved in the dryer! Certainly not a professional job.

          Judy B

          On 5 April 2015 at 01:40, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  2. justpurrfick says:

    Looks just like the sugar spoon my great grandmother used to use on special occasions. Used only for spooning the sugar, never for stirring into your tea. Hers had a crest on the top of the handle as well.
    Seriously love the designs you came up with. Inspiration can come from the smallest things some times.
    I wish I could conjure up just an extra couple of hours each day just for me to play/create/dream in. One day soon, real soon I hope.

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    • That is what I was thinking of using it for! I will be strongly discouraging everyone who takes sugar to keep the spoon dry! Needs a bit of a clean up first … still a bit of grotty looking stuff in some of the grooves. The back of the handle has a brand, though I can’t swear that my reading is correct due to a combination of wear and dirt. Wear-Wite Stainless Nickle Silver Sheffield

      Judy B

      On 30 March 2015 at 15:26, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  3. Hi Judy,
    These spoons were meant for either the jam or the sugar bowl on the table in the afternoon for high tea in upper class establishments. It’s too short and small for a caddy spoon which would have scooped the tea for the teapot. They were also made for the teaspoon collectors who kept their treasures in special display boxes. Lovely design though for the block.

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    • Jan,

      Well, from now on, or when I get the final dirt out of the grooves, our house will be a high class establishment! The sugar bowl will have a touch of class! Will be a bit of a disappointment if everybody goes on a diet and doesn’t take sugar anymore! Thank you for that background knowledge.

      I don’t know what I found most interesting … the spoon itself or the design as a quilt block. I will certainly have fun with the design with the lovely spoon in the sugar is a bonus.

      Judy B

      Virtual Quilter https://virtualquilter.wordpress.com

      On 30 March 2015 at 15:52, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  4. Glynis says:

    I’ve seen these sugar spoons before too Judy! Lovely designs a bonus lol

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    • Glynis,

      I sthink I will start checking out spoons in op shops … might find one with a different quilt design on it!

      Judy B

      On 31 March 2015 at 09:32, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  5. I also did not have as much fun although I did some quilting done besides the laundry. Amazing how many designs from a spoon. What a neat spoon though. I love antique shops.

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    • Cindy ,

      Better than antique and op shops are when somebody just gives you something which is interesting and useful … and in this case, useful for more than just adding a spoonful of sugar to something!

      Judy B

      On 31 March 2015 at 11:13, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  6. averyclaire says:

    This is a delightful post. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the idea you created out of the spoon bowl pattern! Super fun.

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    • Averyclaire,

      Super fun it has been … and there will be more additions to the block designs as I use them in quilt designs. Now I need another free weekend. Four days coming up, but that will be interrupted by some very welcome visitors, and there is no golf tournament to amuse the man of the house out of the house!

      Judy B

      On 31 March 2015 at 22:31, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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