Throwback Thursday!

Are you tired of my closet quilts yet? LOL I could do TBT posts for at least the next year and never repeat!

I remember making this quilt when we lived in France in the late 1990s. The teal fabrics were all from a single piece of fabric that had these gradated stripes. I am pretty sure I bought it at JoAnn Fabrics before  we left.

I couldn’t bear to not use those two leftover blocks so they went in the border.

The backing fabric came from Ikea.

And this quilt was made around the same time. I remember that it hung in my son’s room in France.

That border fabric is an old Alexander Henry print and I thought I was so clever to applique a couple parrots onto the blocks!

It is still just as bright as the day I finished it! Some quilts like this one, I just don’t know what to do with now. I can’t just throw it out, but neither do I want to hang it in my house. It’s too small for a baby quilt and I am not sure I would give away something this old anyway. First world quilting problems, I know!

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Throwback Thursday!

  1. Sandra B says:

    Ditto to the above comments. I would never tire of seeing your quilts, no matter when they were made!
    Keep on posting all that quilty inspiration!!

  2. lois92346 says:

    Like others have said, I never tire of seeing your TBT quilt, Katy You can always try to sell the ones you no longer care for on Ebay.

  3. Sandi says:

    I never get tired of seeing your quilts, old or new. You give me so much inspiration just seeing the lovely quilts you have made. Hugs,

  4. I will never tire of “throwback” anything. I love history so I suppose it is just natural that I love to dig out old things.

  5. Louise says:

    Just guessing here, would the size be right for a lap quilt for an individual confined to a wheel chair?

  6. Donna says:

    Awesome, I never get tired of looking at your quilts. Keep them coming. Since the parrot quilt used to hang in your son’s room, maybe one of his son’s would like it. ❤

  7. i like the log cabin one- clever use of the last 2 blocks, too! I had to chuckle about your last quilt- I have lots of quilts like that, too. ones I made when I first started, and they’re not really that great, or very out dated. BUT- I don’t know what to do with them! if you think of anything, let me know!

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