Back to “Vintage”……………

With a piece I picked up recently in an Indiana antique shop. A lovely little piece…….about the diameter of a dinner plate/11” in dia……….that seemed to be in need of a “make-over” and calling out to me!


I marked a heart in the center and the rest, well, just happened!!! Raiding my stash yielded a nice pink-ish solid to put under the piece and a floral that would be perfect for backing and bias binding. Of course there’s always feathers!!!


A tad closer view……

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Thread: (top and bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton (80/20)….single layer. This one was stitched on Ms Sweetie instead of my Juki (just for variety, I guess!). I do prefer one of my DSM when doing vintage.

One last shot……………



About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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17 Responses to Back to “Vintage”……………

  1. Rosemaryflower says:

    Wow, this turned out really sweet.

    • treadlemusic says:

      And the amazing part… took far longer to cut and apply the bias binding than it took to do the layering/stitching. Went so smoothly!!!! Of course after the large lap quilt, this little thing was a breeze!! LOL!!!!!

  2. witchylin says:

    Very pretty. You are quite into rescuing vintage items aren’t you? It is great these lovely things are saved and used rather than just left to rot away.

  3. sharechair says:

    So pretty!!! It must be hard, walking through an antique shop, to decide WHICH item to rescue! I’m sure they are all calling out to you. 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      They are but I look at the tags and those under $2 to $3 dollars (smaller) and $5 for the larger or the very small (mug rug size) for $0.25 to $0.50. This one was $0.50!!!!

  4. Mary mell says:

    Very nice!

  5. KerryCan says:

    This one is lovely! These vintage items deserve to be treated as special–I love what you’re doing.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I wonder, sometimes, about all those pcs that are put “someplace” for “someday” and then kinda die for lack of love!!! sad………………. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing it!

  6. Karen Miller says:

    Beautiful work Doreen… I love the way you framed it too! Thanks for sharing ❤

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  8. Mari says:

    Wow, so pretty! I especially admire the tiny inner border.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hey there!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! That inner little border really was kinda fun…….a tad slow going but not at all hard. The piece really spoke what it wanted!!

  9. Linda Dutch says:

    Very pretty! and very inspiring seeing all these re-purposing ideas!

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