Sunday, January 5, 2014

A vintage gift


 
While the rest of the country seams to be held hostage by snow...
Our neck of the south is just COLD...
Sitting by the fire I thought it just appropriate to pull out
a gift I received before Christmas...

 

 
I was gifted with six beautiful Dresden blocks all made with some
of the sweetest vintage fabric.
 

 
I love all the fabrics in these blocks...
 

 
The lady that gifted these to me had a very talented grandmother who
quilted all the time. In fact, she quilted so many quilts, that my friend had
more quilts than she knew what to do with.
Such a treat when she found these tucked into a drawer and thought of me.
I am indeed going to make my own quilt from these squares...
I so value the work of other quilters...especially those who did so
much beautiful handwork.
 
 
 

The vintagy goodness of these 15 inch squares is just charming...
I would sure love to hear from you about what color sashing I should use..
or backing...I want to showcase these lovelies and give them the honor
they deserve...
Ideas?
 
I hope your weekend was warm and full of free time for sewing!

6 comments:

  1. I love your vintage blocks. I know you will figure out some wonderful way to show their beauty.
    It's cold here too in N. Louisiana. Very cold!

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  2. You might look at 30's reproduction fabric for backing. We are cold here in Austin also. Yuk.

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  3. Beautiful blocks , for some reason a yellow just pops I to my head for sashing , whatever you choose I know it will look great !

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  4. I would say you were lucky to get these stupendously gorgeous blocks but I know just how deserving and special you are. Enjoy them my friend because they are as beautiful as you. P xxx

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  5. What a beautiful gift Lana...have you thought about the fabric you are going to use for the center of the Dresdens? That may determine what you will use for the sashing. I know Moda has a 30's Bella solid in yellow, blue and pink. It would be wonderful if you could find some vintage solids, back from the days when fabric was 36" wide. Have a wonderful week!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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