Sunday, June 18, 2017

WHAT'S IN YOUR ATTIC? You show me yours and I will show you mine!!

If you have been reading my post, you will know that when we moved here we found a bunch of antique quilt squares in my attic.  

Here are some butterflies.  Whoever did this used the zigzag stitch.

......not that I don't have enough projects going on but I decided to put these together.

Here are the pink butterflies, there are five in each color.

The question is, do I do them all with the pink corners or do I use fabric that matches each butterfly.  I have 17 different color variation of the pink flower fabric.  

Do I stick with the pink only or try to match up the butterflies to the fabric?


Here is my finished "Accuquilt Go" doggie top.  

I am really amazed at how fast this went even with my grandson romping around my sewing room.

As mentioned before, the doggie squares are all Island Batik fabric.  I purchased this "Woof Woof" fabric a while back so I can't tell you where I brought it...sorry.

 I used Aurifil Thread #2318  2EQ......  I have to tell you that I am getting spoiled with this Aurifil thread, very little lint and I love the look of the blocks with the blanket stitch.  I also just sewed the squares together with the same thread.

Cute little doggie?

Speaking of Threads, did you get the notice that Superior Threads is getting rid of their Rainbow line  in favor of their Fantastico line?  I told you how much I love Fantastic threads.  Anyways they have discounted the Rainbow line....

Happy Father's Day to all of you Dad's out there!!!


My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Finding those attic treasures is like a dream come true! I always look for those treasures at garage sales and second hand stores and I have been lucky enough to find them a few times. Your doggies are adorable.

Denice Barker said...

Well, for unity I would do the pink, especially if you have so many different color variations of the pink. It would unify the whole thing and be quiet sweet. It is a wonderful find, isn't it?

KaHolly said...

I'd match the corners with each block. The doggie quilt looks awesome! I haven't tried using aurifil for machine applique yet. I imagine, as I continue to grow my collection of different colors, it will be next!

Gene Black said...

If you have that fabric to match all the colors of the butterflies, that would be fun.

Needled Mom said...

I wish I had an attic!!! lol I think I would do the corners in different fabrics with a coordinating sashing between them.

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful butterfly blocks and I think what ever you do they will look great. From what you've shown I love the pink floral fabric in the corner. Your puppy dog quilt is sweet. I sure hope you'll enter it in the Annual Pets On Quilts Show this coming August (hosted by Lily Pad Quilting).