Last night, my quilting buddy and I deconstructed one of my vintage UFO flea market finds.
I decided to trim each block to 10″.
Once we started laying them out on the design wall, the light and dark pattern became obvious. With some rearranging, here’s the final offset layout. I love the solid fabric framing the shirting fabric. We’re guessing the fabric is from the 70′s, looks pretty “modern”, right?!
We’ll be going to a quilting retreat soon, hopefully, I can sew these blocks together!
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I’ve deconstructed two old quilts, are we seeing a pattern here?
Last Saturday, I sold books, craft stuff and more at my sister’s yard sale. However, some of my earnings went to the antique shop next door where I bought this vintage quilt!
Half of the squares looked like feed sack fabric. The back was a plain heavy muslin.
The quilt was machine stitched without batting.
I couldn’t resist some of these cute blocks!
And the border fabric was pretty awesome, too! My plan was to cut the quilt into squares, right through the back.
My quilting buddy, suggested that I take the time to rip out the stitches instead of cutting it through all the layers.
After a few minutes of ripping, the inside of the quilt revealed that the backing fabric was made of Pioneer Feed Sacks! Cool!
I now have a deconstructed quilt!
The other fabrics were probably from clothing or bedspreads, however, some look very modern!
All of them were marked with a pen and cut with a scissor.
There are some minor stains but all the fabric is pristine and no wear on the seams.
For now, the fabric will be added to my pile of vintage fabric, waiting for a burst of energy from me to sew it back together! Wish me luck!
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For the final block in the BlockBase Sew Along, we picked our block! My parameters were: finish at 10″ and no triangles. With a little searching, I picked block 1829, Country Lanes.
What’s next? How do I design a quilt with blocks ranging from 8 to 10 inches? Frames! I found a dark red in my stash and started making twist frames. Here’s 6 of them with the first frame.
I’ll add a second frame and then square them up to the same size. I’m not sure what the second color will be but I’m trying to use something from my stash of fabric. If I can use one of my vintage yardages, all the better!
Stay tuned to see how long it takes me to make this into a flimsy and then a finished product! Who knows, it may join many other projects languishing in Linda’s Loose Ends pile!
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Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!
I’ve been sneaking time away from LAQ to randomly sew PSQ blocks together. The 8 rows are assembled and ready for the last step. I’m so excited to get this finished and on the longarm for quilting. I love, love the look of 3584 charms with no border.
I still have lots of charms and if Mary at The Curious Quilter does another swap, I’ll be signing up for that!
Are you on Pinterest? I’m pinning PSQ ideas on my Quilts to Make board.
Have you made a Postage Stamp Quilt (PSQ)? Leave a comment sharing your favorite PSQ, I need more ideas!
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My quilting buddy, Candace, always has an idea for my fabric. I had a fat quarter bundle, some solid fabric and no quilting plan. Here’s a blog post at selfsewn that we based this quilt on. Selfsewn called her quilt, “Shoofly”, I’m calling mine, “Big O”. I love how it looks and I hope I can find some time to sew it together!
In BlockBase this is #1645. One of the published names is Shoo Fly. It’s the same as my “Big O” block with the colors rearranged!
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