Tuesday, January 15, 2013

60's/70's quilt

saturday i finally got inspired to work on the quilt top i had started this summer. my goal with this quilt was to use all vintage 1960's and 1970's fabrics and sew it all with the 1964 singer that i bought at a yard sale this summer. so after sewing for about nine hours straight, the top is finished!! and, i'm not sure how i feel about it...i wasn't going for "pretty", just scrappy and random, and that it certainly is. it's growing on me, and there are a couple of things i'm going to do that i think might make it just right!





and how great is this logo??


i especially love the bavarian fabrics!



so here it is. there is about another third of it folded over the backside. the snow was too deep to show the whole thing.


my favorite square:


so, i decided to tie this quilt, and to make it look very 1970's i'm using yarn. red yarn. red acrylic yarn! i found this quilt on line that i love, so i'm thinking the red ties will do the trick!


this quilt is from the blog crazy mom quilts. if you like quilts, this woman is amazing!! i also bought some very pretty fabric for the backing, so hopefully i will soon have a quilt that i am happy with!


5 comments:

  1. Oh I love it, Jen! Everything about it and the fact you are using a Singer manufactured in the year I was born! :)

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    1. haha! the year you were born! hmmm...so i'm waaaayyyy younger than you ;)

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  2. I love it! (I have to confess I was a little nervous when I saw the fabric in the first photo - but you made it work!)

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    1. thank you barbara. i'm still not sure, but i am liking the red ties!

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  3. Those red ties are brilliant!

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