Last Saturday, was the largest flea market in Iowa and of course, I was there with my best quilting buddy looking for vintage fabrics, quilt tops and random stuff!
I didn’t find any unfinished quilts on this trip but I scored 2 vintage aprons. When I bought them, I was thinking I’d cut them up for the fabric, but they are so pristine and well made that they might stay aprons for awhile!
I also scored a random hunk of purple and white feedsack material and a yellow-orange Fire King soup bowl. I love the color and how it matches the apron. The yellow-orange apron has a cute scalloped edge, too. What do you think, would you cut up the aprons for the fabric?
This was the best find! My sister requested a cheap Sangria pitcher and look what I found for $1!!!! It’s a perfect size, has a lip to keep the fruit from spilling and is in perfect condition! I looked the rest of the day for another but didn’t find one this nice for this price!
I’m linking with Suzanne at Vintage Thingie Thursday! Check out other vintage finds here.
Thanks! Linda 🙂
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!
I’m linking with Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday. Check out other vintage finds here!
Thanks! 🙂 Linda
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!
Check here for other Block 12 finishes!
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!
Here’s my Block 6 for the BlockBase Sew Along. A big thanks to Candace, my quilting buddy, for the paper piecing templates! Like blocks 1, 2 and 3, this block finishes 8 inches. I followed the color way featured in BlockBase, combining vintage and new fabrics.
Check out how others Completed Block 6 here.
Six blocks done! Six to go! I love the look of them and it will be fun to incorporate them into a quilt.
I can’t believe we’re almost to the end of 2012! Stay tuned for customer quilts and Christmas gifts posts!
Thanks for looking!! 🙂 Linda
My design wall is bare today, except for Block 4 of the BlockBase Sew Along.
For this block, I used 1 1/2″ strips and 2 1/2″ squares in the corners. This block finishes 9″ and my other blocks are 8″. The 3 x 3 grid element of this block made it harder to complete as an 8″ without paper piecing. It’s such a simple block, I decided let it be 9″. We’ll see what happens with the next block!
Once again, the fabrics are from my newly acquired vintage stash! It’s a little busy but I like it!
Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other design wall Monday projects!
Thanks for looking! :)Linda