Since it is getting close to Independence Day I decided to post a few Red White and Blue Vintage quilt tops.
This one is machine pieced . I think it is from the 50’s but I cant says for sure.
here are the blocks
It sure needs pressing! I think it will make a great summer quilt! Perfect for a 4th of July picnic.
This one is not really red white and blue, more like cranberry ….but I love the pattern
The pattern is relatively simple if you are comfortable with curved piecing…here is a block
when all placed together they look a lot different
It is interesting to see how the same pattern looks in different colors. Here is a quilt I did a few years ago in a similar pattern.
This top has some problems. It was washed so it is a thready mess on the back. Fortunately it didn’t completely fall apart.
often washing will cause all the seams to unravel so much that there is noting but a few threads holding the piece together.
The piecing is not perfect at all. There are many puckers and they all don’t line up correctly.
I will hand quilt it as it is. The puckering will be much less noticeable once it is done.
I have a few more Red White and Blue tops that I will share in the next few days.
Now for the stats.
I started this blog in March of 2011. Last night I passed the 750,000 views mark.
When I first started this I had no idea that so many people would be interested in what I do. I the first year I averaged 58 views per day. It is now up to over 1000
and from all over the world
I want to thank every one of you for reading my blog and following along with my projects. All of you help to encourage me to keep on quilting and gardening and trying new things and I Thank you all!! It is such a joy to do what I love and to share it with such great readers!!
Thanks to all