Some of you might remember that I was working on a quilt made from leftover blocks from my quilt Inspired by the Past that was featured as the cover quilt for American Patchwork and Quilting earlier this year in the February 2022 issue.
Here is the quilt.
If you’ve been a reader around here for a while, you might remember that I found this quilt at a vintage store and it was the inspiration for my quilt.
I ended up cutting 19 blocks too many when I made the first one I made…
I decided to sew them up and make one more block and make it all into a quilt. I just hate to waste anything….so, here is my finished quilt…
If you’ve been reading the blog over the last six weeks or so, you know I lamented on how to set the blocks. This was the final choice. There’s no changing it now.
The pieced square border is a bit of a throwback to the quilt that inspired this all. It had pieced borders on the top and bottom.
I added them along the sides too.
As I was sewing the extra blocks together I was short a few pieces so I just threw in what I found. See the purple and blue block below.
For the quilting motif, I did a hook and feather. You can watch this video if you want to see how I did that.
I’m so happy to have this quilt done. I am bound and determined not to carry any extra UFOs into the new year so I am trying to use up and concentrate on what is in front of me.
The was a project that I decided to finish and not be put into a UFO cabinet.
Here’s a better look at the pieced border.
I forgot to measure this but it’s quite a lot smaller than the original.
I am happy with how this turned out.
It was made with primarily reproduction fabrics which are my favorite.
I tried to give it a brighter look by adding in lots of yellows and pinks.
I used green for the binding and this reproduction print for the backing. I believe this backing came from an auction I went to. I bought a box of reproduction fabric and it was in there.
I just love having a finish.
When I finished this as a top, a blog reader wrote me a note and said they liked this version better than the one on the cover with the pink sashing. How about you? Which do you like better? This or the version with the pink sashing.
The last finished quilt I showed I had a couple of people saying they missed Rosie…well, here she is!
She’s just a little beggar.
That’s my quilt…I’m on a roll and am getting lots of finishes. I’m so happy!!