Monday, October 11, 2010

Vintage Blue Quilt completed!

Remember I showed you this quilt I started? Last week I finished the vintage blue quilt. I'm absolutely thrilled with it and know my mother in law will love it too. It is backed with white flannel so I know she'll appreciate the warmth! Can't wait to give it to her at Christmas! I'm thinking I'll wrap it up this week so it won't get used or dirty ;)

All the blue fabrics date from the 1940's to late 1960's. Most were all scraps that were in a tub found in my Grandmother-in-law's attic. I'm glad to put them to use! The stitching & quilting I did were simple double lines to mimick bead board. I thought it would add to the 'vintage' feel of it. I also binded it with navy/white polka dots.


Traci said...

I love that this quilt uses such special fabric! The end result is gorgeous and I love your shots of it! What a fantastic setting to show it off!

April said...

Thank you! I just couldn't let those vintage scraps go to waste! I'm so thrilled they worked out well in the quilt.
My favorite thing about quilting is washing the finished product & seeing it shrink up. my 2nd favorite thing is finding a cool spot to photograph the quilts- I'm always on a hunt! :)

fallingforpieces said...

Found you featured on Modern Day Quilts! Great quilt, love how the layout makes a simple block look really interesting.

Machteld said...

I'm so in love with this quilt!!! It's absolutely beautiful!