Friday, September 07, 2012

New to me quilt top...


Things are still a bit off schedule but getting better...


I made it to my guild's daytime bee today.  One of the new members gave me a 1930's quilt top she found years ago at a church yard sale.  She doesn't collect vintage or antique but it was the end of the sale and she didn't want it getting tossed.  I think it is a great little top.  A  bit fragile in places but a wonderful collection of fabrics...particularly like the wide assortment of solids!

Love the little block with the nautical theme...didn't I just see something like this in the current Hancock's catalog?!

A few weeks ago Bonnie Hunter posted directions for a block she drafted based on an antique quilt she saw at a mall.  Amazing how my brain has been numbed from not piecing or sewing for a month...this block just was not going together for me!  It worked in the end but I've never worked so hard!  Decided I needed to sew for 30 minutes a day if only to get the sewing-brain-cells a bit of exercise!

13 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a fun vintage top! How nice that someone rescued it and brought it to you.
You'll have your sewing mojo back soon, I bet. : )

Mary said...

wow great top, I love the simplicity of the pattern, and the busyness/scrappyness makes it hop. Great colours in your block.

AnnieO said...

Glad that old top was rescued and came to you--wonderful collection of 30's prints. They are so fun to look at and always make you smile to see the subject of the tiny prints.

Hope your hubby is much better and that your allergies are calming down--and your poor eye!

sewkalico said...

What a wonderful quilt top.
Love your block - worth the work in the end, but I agree, you need to keep at it if you can - it's good for one's all-round well being to sew daily!

Impera_Magna said...

Love that vintage quilt top... and the clearly expert model lying across it! So glad you will be taking care of it...

Sewing/quilting is a skill that needs to be practiced... and I know you'll be back in top form in no time!



Dawn said...

Great the vintage top found the right home. I have to stay away from the Hancocks catalog ;-)

Jeanne said...

What a great vintage top! Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl Evans said...

Really beautiful!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

that 30's top is fabulous. I love how the stripes and plaids are every which way, ignoring grain. hope you're feeling better!!!!

Sandra Henderson said...

It was nixe to meet you and hope you are having fun on cumberland today. Dh says irs nice there, nicer than has been. Cool and nice in aiken. Stay in touch. I told bonnie that before we loose our house on cumbersome that i wanted to a little get together, retreat....
So etimes between july and dec. Of next year probably. Have to et renters out in july, depends on how much of a fight they put up. Lol

Diane said...

That is a great quilt, but what I've always wanted to tell you is what a beautiful cat you have.

Teresa said...

I LOVE tops with all kinds of scrappy HSTs! That's a very nice "get." Glad the household is getting healthier!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Nifty Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt top! This pattern will go on my long list. Glad you're all on the mend. Hope it sticks!