Monday, April 2, 2018

LOOKING BACK, VINTAGE QUILTS INSPIRING NEW CREATIONS

This is the challenge for the Month of April.



I went searching though my books and believe it or not, came up with this quilt.

Don't ask me why I chose this one because I could not tell you.
This quilt is from the 1890's.

I do know back then not a scrap was wasted.  My mother told me of my grandmother sewing little bitty scraps onto newspaper to get her squares (my mother's job was to take off the newspaper).  I have heard that sometimes the person would leave the newspaper on.
This is  using Hexagonal units from scraps and the yellow square is the stitch and flip piecing (which I did not do).


This is my version.


Three years worth of Island Batik Fabrics rolled up into one quilt.



This was half of my room, you should have seen my cutting table? (choosing not to be embarrassed)


55" x 55"

I used the hexagonal shape and instead of just randomly choosing scraps and sewing them together, I decided to use strips.    One square consisted of four  3" (or less) x 26" strips sewn together and out of that strip I was able to get four hexagons.  In this quilt I used Aurifil # 5001 and as usual it did not disappoint, I used the thread to machine piece and to quilt it.

I also didn't use  the stitch and flip method for the center squares.  I cheated and just blanket stitched them on using Aurifil thread.  Hey, it works, (he who cast the first stone)...(smiling).

To me this was a fun quilt because I loved seeing all of the wonderful Island Batik fabrics come together.







14 comments:

Barbara said...

Very pretty, Barb! So very colorful and cheerful.
You seem to work so fast, like a full-time job. I don’t know how you do it!

Pamela said...

I love it! What a neat pattern, and a fun way to use scraps!

Needled Mom said...

I always love seeing the old quilts that used every bit of scrap fabric. You did a great job of using up a lot of your bits. It looks great.

Gene Black said...

You did a great job using those scraps. I have made those scrappy crumb blocks without paper - because I hate picking off all that paper.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful way to use all of the neat batiks you have received from Island Batik!

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful. I love the theme for this quilting event and your quilt is amazing.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful use of scraps!

Kathleen said...

This is a fun interpretation! Love the batiks of course and love the inspiration quilt!

Kathleen said...

Your interpretation of the vintage quilt is perfecct. It was a great choice and a great use of the batik scraps.

works4me said...

Lovely version.

beaquilter said...

Your version is just gorgeous!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love the scrappy look from the past but I like your controlled color chaos version better. Being an Island Batik Ambassador really stretches your creativity. Good job!

Anita said...

Great way to use scraps; it is beautiful!

co coya said...

I always love seeing the old quilts that used every bit of scrap fabric. You did a great job of using up a lot of your bits. It looks great.

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