Slow Stitching Sunday ~ A New Project

I went digging through my vintage tops to find my next hand quilting project. I love this first one, even though it doesn’t lay quite flat and has some significant fading.

I found this piece too. It would make a nice crib size quilt. I dug through my stash of vintage fabrics to find a piece of green for that missing border, but came up empty handed. I asked on Instagram and one lovely person had a piece that matches exactly. Even more amazing, she was willing to part with it!


I decided to baste the first one so I can start hand quilting it today. 


I basted it on my long arm using a long stitch length and very large stipple pattern.
Have a great day!

Linking up with Kathy’s 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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10 Responses to Slow Stitching Sunday ~ A New Project

  1. Good choice! Have fun with the hand quilting.

  2. Gail says:

    Love the triangle quilt! It’s perfect for some hand quilting!

  3. Anne Ida says:

    Both are lovely projects! Enjoy the hand quilting 🙂

  4. Deb says:

    Beautiful pieces of history!!

  5. Angela says:

    What are the odds that someone else would have exactly the fabric you needed? Looks like you are all set for hand stitching now.

  6. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    WOW – someone had some fabric that matches your vintage piece?!! That is just fabulous. I can’t wait to see it when you get it and attach it. That is just amazing. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Karen says:

    Hand quilting will be perfect on these. But your basting looks like quilting too! lo

  8. Robin says:

    I love the color of green in that first quilt. I’m glad you’re taking the time to finish it up with it’s tiny flaws. It has merit and should be able to shine too.

  9. CathieJ says:

    Those two vintage pieces are so pretty. How wonderful that you were able to locate matching fabric. Enjoy your stitching.

  10. Jayne says:

    What serendipity! I love that these two quilts look as aged as they do. Better label them so as not to confound some future owner as to their histories!

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