Amy at Park City Girl is hosting a Fall Quilt Festival and I thought I would participate! Although I have been sewing forever and have an MFA in Costume Design, I am brand new to the quilting world. So many wonderful quilts and blogs are being showcased on Amy’s blog, so I was a little hesitant, but I figured I should get my feet wet.
I haven’t made many quilts yet, since I just started quilting in the summer, but I would have to say that my Vintage Scrappy Quilt is my very favorite (Liam’s stacked coin quilt is a close second).
I followed Oh Fransson’s Mod Sampler Quilt Along and I enjoyed quilting along with the flickr group (though I started my quilt late!).
I used a mix of vintage bed linens and modern fabrics, so finding the fabric was also a lot of fun. I think I went to every Goodwill, Salvation Army and Thrift Store in the area scouring for vintage bed linens.
I think my attraction for them is that they remind me of my childhood, waking up on a sunny Saturday morning to hear my mom singing downstairs. I had a canopy bed and I remember laying in bed staring at the sherbert colored paid fabric hanging over my bed. I completely forgot what it looked like until I received a scrap bag of linens and lo and behind, there was a scrap of the exact linens that were on my bed! They are not in my quilt, though, because I couldn’t bear to cut the scrap up. I’ll save it for a quilt that uses larger pieces.
I love the vintage bed sheet I found for the back, also:
Hopefully for the next quilt festival I will have a whole new selection of quilts to choose from!
Thanks for hosting the festival, Amy!