Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Baby Top

I finished the hand quilting on this little quilt the day that the last of my kids went home. I’m so pleased with how it turned out!

I didn’t make any attempt to square it up. The fans may seem to big to some, but I love them. 

I did wash this when I was done and the stain in the middle is better, but didn’t completely disappear as I had hoped. I’m okay with it now. We all have scars that are part of our story.

I used a plain, I bleached muslin on the back.

Just love this texture! 

It just makes me smile to see how the pattern got wonky on the left side. I can just imagine the maker saying, “I just don’t care! I’m so done with this!”

Have a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom QuiltsChezzetcook Quilts

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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20 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Baby Top

  1. S Wright says:

    Beautiful 👍 I love the quilting!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    I think this is just beautiful. The fans are the perfect size – it really makes a statement in this simple quilt. ~smile~

  3. Barb Vedder says:

    I think the fans look fantastic! it was quite common to use the big fan on smaller quilts around the turn of the century. I love how you arranged them!

  4. Sandi says:

    It’s lovely!! I love your quilting. Hugs,

  5. I love the way you quilted it too! Great texture.

  6. Mari says:

    The quilting is lovely! It really makes this quilt. The fans are just the right size. I can picture the maker saying the same thing!

  7. How beautiful – and… the change in pattern gives in character!

  8. I love cheddar quilts, although I don’t own one and haven’t made one (yet). Your little quilt is so darling, and I love the quilting!

  9. Very nice cheddar quilt! Nice quilting also.,

  10. I adore it! Kudos to you for saving this treasure and making it better!

  11. lois92346 says:

    What a precious quilt. I love seeing it draped over the crib rail. Great job on the quilting, Katy.

  12. Linda Mickle says:

    It does have nice texture. I love the colors and the simplicity of it. Nice finish.

  13. I think it is absolutely perfect. I love it. And yes, we all have imperfections, that’s our charm. LOL!

  14. It’s a beautiful quilt and the quilting looks fantastic. Love the orange! Your plus quilt on the grey background is a fabulous one too.


  15. Jayne says:

    Love what you’ve done with your quilting! It’s wonderful to see the wonky side – I hadn’t even noticed it until you pointed it out. That just adds to the character.

  16. Ramona says:

    How nice! Your quilting is perfect for the vintage quilt. Great finish.

  17. Carie says:

    It’s got a wonderful motion to it – it looks fabulous 🙂

  18. You have a one-of-a-kind, original, beautiful quilt! It looks like it would be great to snuggle up with. 🙂

  19. maxine lesline says:

    Hand quilting ! What a delight to see.. This is beautiful, and as has been stated, the fan quilting seems in sync with the bright simplicity of this quilt…. Actually, I don’t think I have seen any bad hand quilting.. and machine quilting is… well.. not really quilting. An inspirational blog. Thanks..

  20. Shasta says:

    This looks fabulous! A bold statement with some bold quilting.

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