Monday, July 19, 2010

Vintage Quilt Rescue


I've fallen in love with vintage fabrics! In Sisters, I bought this quilt top for $39. The little rosebuds and paisleys really caught my eye. This quilt contains four different rosebuds and three paisleys. Apparently they ran out of one and added another. That adds all the more charm.




The sashing appears to be newer than the blocks. Both are machine pieced. I almost didn't buy the top because of the sashing. Then I realized I could salvage the blocks and replace the sashing!



My very talented friend, Shannon, at Fabric Crush, found this fabric. I can't wait to put it all together!

12 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Very clever! Looks like a fun project to finish!

Sujata Shah said...

I feel like I am felling behind on reading all blogs! Out of town and not keeping up : )
I am sure you are going to turn this already pretty quilt into something exceptional!
By the way, I loved your way of celebrating your mom's birthday!

Tonya R said...

ooh, fun blocks. they'll be a hoot with that new sashing.

beth said...

That looks like fun! what a great find!

Janet said...

The new sashing looks far better and you'll end up with a great quilt. I love the paisley fabrics in the blocks.

Buffy said...

Looks like lots of left-over blocks, for even more fun.

Magpie Sue said...

What a great find. And the new sashing will be a big improvement over the original blue. Smart!

Spangle said...

I can't wait to see it all put together!!

Taryn said...

The blocks are wonderful. I love when I can look at vintage quilts through others' eyes. Thanks for pointing out what is special and unique in your new blocks. I am looking forward to seeing how your new vintage quilt turns out.

Vesuviusmama said...

What a completely different feel and look with the different sashing. Lovely!

Selvage Quilter said...

I love this quilt. What a wonderful color sense you have.

Kate said...

I really like all the quilts I've seen on your blog so far. Love the colours. I prefer to use the English Paper Piecing method so each quilt takes ages but I see some ideas for future quilts. Keep up the good work and keep sharing. Pop over to my humble little blog and follow what's happening over there.