Vintage Tulip Quilt, my spring yard and kitchen cabinets!
I’m making a run at completing my vintage quilt top in time to enter the Houston show. It’s a looooong shot but I’m trying, so I’m chained to my machine – dang! I have done the background quilting on all the blocks:
And a few selected blocks (note that I have just sprayed at the blue wash out marker so it has not been completely washed out):
I’m going to feather the dickens out of the sashing and border.
I forgot that this quilt from Houston last year got me on this vintage kick. Isn’t this a fabulous quilt?
There is still a lot to do here. This quilt is seriously wonky and I made a purposeful choice not to “right” it; I wanted to honor her original maker. As a result, the edge finish will be a huge challenge that I’m not sure how I’ll handle. That could suck up a whole lot of time.
I do think I’ll add big black rick rack, half hidden to the edge with some piping. And good luck trying to get a “match” for that vintage yellow for a binding (and it does need a binding). Parts of the outer border are 1″ narrower than the rest. And there is NO extra fabric. Like I said, this will be a challenge. But I LOOOOOVE this quilt!
And I have to show my yard in its spring glory, before the heat melts it:
Aaaaaaaaand, my cabinets are being installed!
And that’s it for this week. No time to chat here. I am up to my ears in….everything!
Lilies of the Valley? Here???? I grew up with them…had them on top of my wedding cake and in my bouquet in SF….LOVE!
I am surprised how many of us remember them from our youth. I was very thoughtful on where I planted them. They are west facing but shaded by an olive tree, right by my front door. When I take my early morning walks, I walk through a cloud of fragrance!
Sandra Weimer says
I hope it gets better!
Margaret Blank says
Your gardens are glorious (quite a difference from my ‘barely there’ “hardy to Zone 3” yard and garden at present!) and I’m SO glad you’ve embraced “wonky” as well as “vintage”. There is a gift in imperfection! I hope your quilt gets into the IQF but failing that, I suspect it would be *perfect* to show off at a smaller, more local (and less famous) venue…and/or to simply snuggle under, fulfilling the purpose of all such quilts over time. Hugs!
I love imperfection! This quilt has a place in my heart and that’s good enough. I do enjoy my garden daily. Northern California makes it easy.
You could use a brown or a black fabric for the binding. I’m impressed with all of your quilting!!! WOW!!!!!
True! Hadn’t considered that, thank you!
Franki Kohler says
Wowsa!! You go girl. I know you can do that vintage piece justice — you’re almost there.
Thank you Franki! I do have a long way to go though but I need to take time to make the right decisions.