Scrap Quilt Top #46 – Let’s call it Shabby Chic

Scrap Quilt Top # 46 –  It’s 11:00 P.M. and just finished another quilt top today!!! The goal I set in January was to make 50 tops using up all the scraps, orphan blocks, blocks people didn’t want, and the antuique blocks  been given or collected. Well, after I got the 45th one done it was early, so I cooked supper rested a minute and clean the studio and started another one. I wanted straight sewing and nothing complicated. I got out some fall colored blocks and spread them out. But, I realized that that one was gonna take some thinking. I was too tired to think, so I found a stack of 1950’s 9 patch blocks. They were put together by hand and were all different sizes, because some brilliant person decided to wash them. They basically measured 10 1/2,” but they were made out of fabric samples. (Some of the were pinked on the edges, and there wasn’t many repeated fabrics.)  I ironed and starched them and then cut them all down to 10 1/4. Since they were not the regular 4 against 5 or 5 against 4 9-patch design, I jsut placed them and sewed them. I had the Pepto Bismol Pink border and cut some damaged blocks as the corners. Simple and easy. Not too pretty. But, it is a great resource of the 1950’s fabric. OH, Let’s call it Shabby Chic. Now, it’s worth bunches! LOL!

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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