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Saturday, October 14, 2017

1930s Baby Quilt

I’m so pleased to report another finish this week – the top for a cot quilt made from 1930s fabrics.  It all started out like this, a pile of blocks I had made some time ago, then put aside for a while.  As reported earlier, I received a gift of assorted 1930s fabrics when we caught up with my pen-friend Margaret in Birmingham, England, way back in 2008.  On our return home I purchased a few more fabrics and made these Cobblestone blocks.

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Cobblestone blocks

I arranged and re-arranged the blocks till I was happy – can’t have the same fabrics side by side, can I?  Then set them together with white sashing and cornerstones using this pretty dotty fabric I had purchased.

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Fabric used for cornerstones

After some dedicated sewing time during the week, the quilt top came together.  I’m happy with the white sashing between the 1930s colours in the blocks – it gives the quilt a lovely crisp and Spring like look, I feel.  A trip outside to hang the quilt top from the passion-fruit frame for photos, and there, all done.

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But wait – there’s more, as they say on the TV.  With a few coloured squares left over I pieced them together checkerboard style to use on the back of the quilt.  Then used the last of the cornerstone fabric to frame the strip top and bottom.

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Then added extra white fabric to complete the backing

It’s a great feeling to have completed both the top and the pieced backing this week.  I’ll need to purchase some batting then pin it all together ready for quilting. 

9 comments:

Nancy J said...

Delicate and gentle, as it should be, beautiful. We have sunshine!!! That is breaking news lately, I can even get laundry on the line today.

Sylvia said...

Great quilt, great back! I have quite a few 1930s scraps. This might be a good pattern for them.
Cheers,
Sylvia@Treadlestitches

Kate said...

Jenny your quilt is beautiful and you were so fast!!

Tired Teacher said...

Congratulations on another finish! The top and back look fantastic: nice job.

Lyn R said...

Oooh that has come together so nicely. Great way to use up extras in the backing too, love it.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Very pretty.

Janice said...

Well done. It does look nice and fresh.

Jenny said...

Thank you, everyone. It may seem to be a fast quilt but I had the blocks already made, so that made it fairly speedy. Plus several afternoons spent at the sewing machine. AS I've said before, this is my first venture into 1930s fabric.

Karen S said...

Great finish with the top and the backing. The colours do look lovely and i agree that the white gives it a fresh look.
Cheers, Karen
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