Bright Vintage Inspired Quilt






How's this for a bright quilt?!  I made this one with Quilt As You Go method.  It's a great way to use up small pieces of batting, as these blocks were cut to 6 1/2".  Also a relaxing way to use up scraps.  You hardly need to press anything, I just give a quick once over to each block when they're done.

To finish the quilt, I just quilted in the ditch.  It ended up around 40" square.  I can see it looking so cute in a baby's vintage inspired nursery, with white paneled walls... it would definitely be that POP of color!

I used my precious piece of Strawberry fabric from Heather Ross.  It feels good to be slowly emptying my shelves, whispering to myself that there will always be more pretty fabric!

19 comments:

  1. I love bright colours. I could do with a quilt like that!!

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  2. What a bright and cheerful String Quilt. One of my favorites!!

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  3. I love your quilt, really gorgeous colors! This one has been on my to-do list for a while. You may have just bumped it to the top!

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  4. Love this! "There will always be more cute fabric" has become my mantra for the last few months. As an incredibly slow hand stitcher, I've fast come to the realisation that my stash has grown at a rate far beyond my sewing abilities. I'm also guilty of hoarding little collections until I'm 'good enough' to use it. In the last month I've decided that I have to find projects for those little collections or donate the fabric to my guild's charity projects. I have a few prints from Briar Rose that I've struggled to know what to do with - not quite enough for a full HR quilt...I think a project like this would be perfect for my fledgling machine piecing skills so I'll go home tonight and put it in a project pile!

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  5. Oh, gosh, those strawberries are PERFECT as a backing. Great eye!

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  6. I love this quilt! I have plans to try QAYG with a scrappy log cabin style quilt so you have inspired me to get it done!

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  7. This is a bright spot in my day.

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  8. This quilt is so cute and happy looking! I have seen strip quilts like this done, but not as a quilt as you go method. It looks fun to make.

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  9. It is beautiful and vibrant! I love it. :)

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  10. I've never tried a QAYG quilt because joining the blocks seems difficult. The front of your quilt looks great at the seams! Great job!

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  11. Love it! This is a Happy quilt.

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  12. hi. What's your quilt as you go method? I love this quilt and I've done a couple using foundation paper method, it would be so much easier to quilt as you go.

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  14. this one's a real beauty, I love bright colours for babies!

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  15. I love this . . . the colors are so happy and all the different fabrics create so much interest. Beautiful!
    I have got to try this with all my scraps . . . it's exciting!
    Connie :)

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  16. Ooh! I love this one. Looks like a flea market find. *snuggles into quilt*

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