Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vintage Blocks

Several weeks ago Barb from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb sent me these vintage blocks. What an amazing assortment of fabric. I was stunned when I opened the package.

Some of these prints looked so vintage. I have no way of knowing what time period they are from, but the coarseness of the fabric reminded me of feed sack.

I do not have a plan yet, but I did some squaring up, as the blocks were all catty whompis.

Any suggestions? As I do not have any more of the vintage muslin, would you put the squares together without sashings??

7 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

How lovely!

No suggestions from me... I'm sure you'll make a good decision!

Hmmm.... have you thought of vintage muslin sheets as a source for muslin? Of course, white muslin sheets that hadn't been used to shreds might be difficult to find.

Allie said...

*swoon* Those are gorgeous! And yes, they look like feedsack. I agree with the vintage sheet, although I wouldn't hesitate to add reproduction fabric or regular quality muslin. I would probably try to match up one of the colors with a Kona solid for sashings. But if you want to keep it vintage, then by all means, don't use sashing - it will be gorgeous either way!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

You've definitely got feedsack prints there, Jocelyn. One of my favorite things to do with vintage 9 patches is to make them the center of a simple Variable Star. Just add the star points to the 4 sides with a block on the corners and voila'! A stunning star quilt!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Frame them in new, unbleached muslin. Then square them up and make something with them.

Jodi said...

catty whompis! Hahaha! I would not sash them, just make a nice picnic blanket or quilt! Fabulous!

Fiesta said...

I have some from another blogger and I made a table runner and some sewing room mats out of mine.

Shirley said...

No ideas but they're gorgeous!