I have something wonderful to share with you this week - a fabulous vintage scrap top that I was given the honor of quilting for the owner. It was made by the mother of a very nice older gentleman in my church, and his wife asked if I could quilt it for him. I adore vintage tops, and told her I'd be happy to take a look at it - because even though I love them, not all of them are able to be finished, depending on their condition.
I was a little worried about this one, because it was hand pieced, with lots of bias edges and stretchiness and ripples, hills and valleys. But I loaded it on the frame, got a good night's sleep, and started the next morning quilting the heck out of it!
Isn't it gorgeous? This is a truly scrappy quilt - the print pieces are pieced together from various sizes of scraps cut any which way.
I love the way the colors seem to glow in this picture. There was an amazing variety of fabrics - some feed sack, old shirts, what must have come from old dresses - nothing was wasted!
You can see in this picture how heavily I had to quilt it. There were two places where I had to re-stitch a seam, and many pieces had tiny overlaps where the seams met, which called for careful quilting!
A beautiful quilt on a (very) windy spring morning - I was so grateful the sun made an appearance so I could get good pictures!
And finally, a picture from underneath the back of the quilt - I think this is very interesting, rather like looking at fields from an airplane!
And not to be forgotten, the scrap progress - the new "small basketful" project is proving to be a success, as I cut up all of these this week, and actually started on a new basketful!
Happy scrappy sewing!