Part 1: Eek! “Vintage” purchased “new” by ME!!……………..

That thought kinda hit me a bit hard! I, along with most every other stitcher, have been delving into my stash for supplies during this ‘virus time’. I came across 2 Connecting Threads packs of 10” squares that had been purchased about 20 years ago………that qualifies them as “VINTAGE”!!!!! Really???!!!! Okay…..let’s move on.

Drunkard’s Path has been a pattern design I’ve always wanted to do, so I sent to Missouri Star Quilt Co. for their awesome, large, templates that fit 10” squares. IMG_1737 Perfect! Easy to use and just slivers of waste!! IMG_1334 Playing with possibilities……IMG_1328 I knew I wanted a ‘floral’ feel design…….. putting the print in the center??? Or……IMG_1330 the solid?? Yup, the solid. Perhaps a vintage doily applique, too?? IMG_1329 A decision for later. The design wall….IMG_1333 Yup, looks like a plan…now to stitch. (Each block finishes at 9”). The curves went together easily and perfectly! I placed a green border to frame the design but it felt like there was something more than just a plain border & binding finish needed. “Light-bulb” idea—-it needs a very old-fashioned ‘ice cream cone’ final border!!!! So, I sent for another template set….Quilt In A Day to the rescue… IMG_1735 Again, the cutting and piecing was very easy (and, bonus!!!, used the rest of the layer cake pieces!!!). IMG_1349 The corners are perfect, too! IMG_1732 The top/flimsy was done (so I thought) and needing a photo……..IMG_1730 Ummmm..definitely an issue here..ugh! IMG_1730_LI A few moments frogging and the correction is made…..IMG_1741 Yesterday morning the sandwiching was completed….. IMG_1744 I use Sharon Schamber’s method of basting (I use pins).

Today is the perfect day to QUILT!!! Ms. Sweetie and I will spend quality time together. To be continued………

Thanks so much for your visit. These recent days have presented many challenges….may you have His Peace in the midst of all that is whirling around you. Sending hugs…with prayers……….

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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14 Responses to Part 1: Eek! “Vintage” purchased “new” by ME!!……………..

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    So glad to hear from you Doreen, and this quilt looks great! I too am in the middle of a vintage project, a bunch of VIP fat quarters from Cranston that I picked up at. Quilt show, along with prints from my mom’s stash…I made a dress with one of the fabrics I high school, so that was…..40 years ago!!😳 Sending hugs!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Sounds like an awesome project! I haven’t begun the quilting, yet. The “mask mandate” that our gov. issued yesterday has brought a couple of mask requests my way……ugh! No virus in our county/area…..just the larger/Metro area. Such a mess! Back to quilting………hugs…….

  4. Michele K says:

    Great quilt and perfect to use up those layer cake squares.

  5. Woo hoo!! You have conquered the curve:). Great job😊❤️❤️

  6. Jeanne says:

    So nice to hear from you! It’s amazing what we are finding buried in our stashes. I’m so thankful for my stash – I think it has saved my sanity in the past months.

  7. Frances Arnold says:

    Beautiful quilt!!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Glad to see you back! I have been very spotty about posting myself — the world has just been too weird for me to feel like doing normal activities. But reading other people’s posts gives me many moments of comfort and joy!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I hear you. Blogging became an “empty” activity, even though my stitching has been quite the opposite and the number of quilted items completed grew large. I’ll try to do better…lol! Hugs……..

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