I bought a partially made vintage quilt top last summer and I have been working on it for the last few days.
It was a fun project. I started this last summer and it got put aside, but I am glad I went back to it. When I first posted about this project I had several people say that they didn’t think I should use the red. I wanted to stick with red because that is that the original maker intended and I am so glad that I did. I love how bold it looks. I wouldn’t use this much red on every quilt….but this I like!
The quilt top ended up at 60″ x 75″ and then I added the border, it is now 75″ x 90″. The biggest challenge for me when doing a border is math. I wanted to mimic the piecing of the rings with the inner border so I had to do some math to figure out the sizes of the pieces to make it all fit and make the corners work. Do you remember thinking back in algebra and geometry class “when will I ever need to know this?” well here it is!
Here is Teddy looking very proud of the quilt top. He likes to think that he helped
he is actually a good helper…he just sits and watches and thinks
and then enjoys the results
I will draw up a pattern for this one and post it some time soon if anyone is interested in making one.