7.29.2013

A Cheery Finish


Today I would like to share my latest finish. About 20 years ago long after my grandmother had passed away my grandfather sold his farm house to downsize into a smaller house. At the auction my sister purchased a big box of old fabric scraps and partially finished quilt blocks. She dug them out a while ago and asked me to use the old fabrics as well as some new fabrics to finish some quilts for her, myself and my mom. The fist quilt finished using fabrics and blocks from the box can be seen here.

For this quilt the nine patch blocks were already completed but a little crooked (my grandmother didn't have a rotary cutter). I trimmed all the nine patch blocks to 10 inch squared then added some 10 inch blocks that had a hint of wonkiness.

 

The quilt measures: Um... I'll update later lol
Pattern: Mine
Fabrics used: Timeless Treasures, Robert Kaufman found here, Henry Glass found here,  Moda Oh Deer! and my grandmas vintage squares.
Quilted by: Me with straight lines 1/4 inch apart.

I just love how bright and cheery it is! Here are a couple up close photos...



Thanks for stopping in!!

Vickey

 

18 comments:

  1. You did a really good job of matching the vintage to the new fabrics. This is so neat and will be treasured forever I am sure.

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  2. Darling quilt Vickey! What a great way to finish a cherished heirloom :)

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    1. Thank you!! I love how its vintage and modern all in one!! Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to comment :)

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  3. What a fabulous idea! I'm sure your Grandmother would love to know that you are finishing these off. So precious. Love the colours in this one and how you've pulled it all together. Definitely a happy quilt.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am loving the way it turned out!! Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. You are so lucky to have such memories to treasure! Beautiful!

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    1. Yes indeed... Pretty lucky. I just wish she were still around to see it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. The fabrics certainly are cheery. It is wonderful that you are using blocks done by your grandmother.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am sure she would love it. Thanks for stopping in!!

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  6. Love this quilt! It reminds me that I have a few of my grandma's quilt tops that she gave me now that she is't able to sew... I should put them near the top pf my priority list :)

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    1. Yes!! At the top!! I am sure she would love to see them completed by you!! I just wish my grandmother were here to see this one finished. Thanks for stopping in! I would love to see your grandmothers when you finish them!

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  7. Beautiful quilt and how neat to have all those old blocks from your grandmother! Love all the quilting on it! Thanks for sharing.
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  8. that is so cool, I love how you make it look so TODAY using the perfect fabrics to combine with the vintage. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I love how its vintage and modern all in one!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. Hello Vicky!
    This quilt is so adorable! I love those bright colours! You did a great job!!!
    Esther
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