Tuesday, September 21, 2010

quilt as you go | vintage


With both the quilt-as-you-go quilt along and my month for the Vintage Sheet Bee on my mind, I decided to try Penny's original QAYG style with my vintage sheets. It was a fabulous success.


I haven't squared/trimmed up my blocks yet, as I'm not sure what I want their finished size to be. So they're a little ragged on the edges, but I love them.


I like the look when most of the blocks have a light outer edge, so that's what I was going for with these three. I realized while I was doing it that I would not have a whole quilt worth of light edges that contrast enough with the centers. So this will be perfect for my Bee! I can't wait for November now, when I send batting off and see what wonderful blocks the group comes up with.


We had lots of fun this weekend, including family - picnics at polo fields - and pumpkin bars.

Yumm

11 comments:

soggybottomflats said...

Love your vintage sheet blocks, very sweet. Now, how about that pumpkin bar recipe.....please? Thanks, a drooling Elaine

Stephanie said...

Oooo pumpkin bars? Recipe please!!!!

Your blocks are so pretty, I love the darker centers too.

Leslie said...

i am so glad this worked out...i was thinking about doing this with my bee swap blocks. i was not sure how i was going to unify them, but this method of line quilting just might be it.

Evelyn said...

Love those blocks - it's going to be fun to try out a new technique!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful blogs, complete with a sweet face!
xoxo
Donna

randi---i have to say said...

i love, love, love these blocks! perfect!

amy smart said...

Angela - these are so wonderful! I loved trying this technique. The combination with the vintage sheets is amazing!!

Rebekah said...

so cute! I love how these look with the vintage sheets. I'm so glad they're going to good use :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

So after you sew on each strip, you quilt it? Very nice! Is there a backing or are you sewing them directly to the batting? Nice comfy feel to them. I do love fall - pumpkin bars do sound delish!! Jenn

amandajean said...

i love the quilt as you go floral sheet vintage thing you have going on here. soooooooo pretty! they would make great throw pillows for spring.

erica said...

Angela! That quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love it :)