Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekend {quilting}

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Don't you just love a weekend with no real plans or activities?  This weekend I will be quilting and I'm so excited!

I'm also a little nervous...  this beauty dates back to the 1970's.  Note that I am not calling this a vintage quilt.  That's because I was born in 1977 and I am not vintage. ;)


It's hand pieced and has some really fun fabrics in it.  I'm quilting this one and another one for the owner of the quilts.  This one will be a Christmas gift.

So you know that nervous feeling you get when you drop your needle into the quilt for the first time to begin quilting?  I get that way with my own quilts so that feeling is multiplied when I'm quilting someone else's quilt; especially when it's been passed down in a family.

I have a few designs in mind that will hopefully reflect the the time that this quilt was pieced in and the fact that it's a family heirloom.  As I'm basting and "getting to know" the quilt, I'll decide on the final design... that's typically when I finalize my quilting plans.  Then the real fun begins...

I hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend!



12 comments:

Cyn ;-) said...

Can't wait to see how you quilt this one. I have a similar one around here someplace. Vintage? Nope... we're 'seasoned'. *g*

Madame Samm said...

ahhh it is a gorgeous one...get that needle in and quilt...you will be moved as your recipient will be....it is lovely so far

krista said...

Best of luck! You'll do an amazing job :D

randi--i have to say said...

Happy quilting! I look forward to seeing the finished product!

Jo said...

Where did u get the blocks. I bought some very similar in Hillsville VA, same block pattern but made with mens shits. I'd guess the80s. Just got done putting them together today. I still have enough blocks to make two quilts, can' wait to see your finished quilt!

Lisa Lisa said...

I'd be nervous, too! I have 2 unfinished quilts (just need binding) that are old but not sure how old. I sorta inherited them, along with several others, including one that had "1912" stitched in the center!! One of these days, I hope I'll be confident enough to attempt to finish them.

Adrianne said...

I'm guessing the commenter above meant men's shirts...gave me a laugh anyway. This looks like a fun quilt. Good on you for quilting it for someone else - I would be feeling the pressure too but I'm sure the owner will love what you do.

Kristie said...

I am sure you will do it justice :)

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

What a lovely quilt. You're quilting is amazing on all your projects...so I know this one will turn out beautifully too! look forward to seeing it finished.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It's going to be wonderful!!

PS...I was a sophomore in high school when you were born. *big grin*

Katy Cameron said...

Just home from a big trip and catching up, hope the quilting's going well, and love your wee lunchbox. I think you need to call that quilt Death Star now you've told us though ;o)

Nanette Merrill said...

I love stars and I love 70s fabric. You are not vintage! I graduated HS in 1975 and got married in 1979!!! I'M VINTAGE but I've decided that is ok.

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