Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Daisies 

This is my last finish for 2017.

These vintage blocks were purchased at an estate sale a few years ago.

I love finishing these old projects! The appliqué bits were all basted.

I used black pearl cotton to appliqué these blocks in a fashion that was popular in the 1930s and 40s.

Normally I like to keep the quilting on these very traditional. But the reality is, this quilt was begun in the last century and completed in this one. No one who looks at this quilting will ever be confused about that!

Here’s a look at the back. I used a plain, unbleached muslin.

Here are a few more photos taken after washing.

I love that texture!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts , Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Busy Hands Quilts , Rainbows Bunnies and Cupcakes

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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30 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Daisies 

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    I am sure that the person who originally made these blocks is so pleased that they found their way to you. You gave them the love and attention they deserved and turned them into a treasure to be used and enjoyed for generations. The quilting and overall care you took is so beautiful. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Val W says:

    Beautiful quilt – that black stitching really adds a nice element to it. And you can tell how cold winter has been because you have no qualms about photographing this beauty in the snow!

  3. Sharon says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I especially love the photo with the snow. The original quilter would have been so glad to see her blocks finished into such a beautiful quilt. It was so nice of you to salvage these vintage blocks.

  4. Oh I love how you finished it!!

  5. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    I loved this beautiful retro style quilt. The addition of black perle cotton stitching was an inspired touch!

  6. blackeyedsewsan says:

    SO LOVE this quilt-I love the design that you quilted on the vintage blocks. A real homerun! Susan

  7. Sandi says:

    Beautiful! Hugs,

  8. This is wonderful!! Bet the woman who started it is beaming down from above.

  9. Wonderful!! Bet the lady who started it is beaming down from above.

  10. That is perfection Katy!! 😍

  11. This is perfection Katy!! It makes my heart smile😍
    As always, insanely impressed!!
    Izola

  12. Diane in AZ says:

    I have loved this quilt from the blocks onward. How wonderful to see the process and the big finish. It is splendid!

  13. Michelle says:

    Beautiful !!! you’ve inspired me to work in the direction of my own long arm quilter…I love your work and want to learn that now !!! thanks for all the inspiration I get from watching yours !!!

  14. Bambi Pearson says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  15. lois92346 says:

    Simply wonderful, Katy! A true treasure!

  16. What lovely vintage blocks – love those fabrics! And your quilting enhanced them so.

  17. Sandra Croley says:

    So nice! And I think it’s great to do machine quilting to get it to a completed quilt…finished is best! The original quilter would be so happy to see her blocks completed into a “real” quilt!

  18. Sandra B says:

    Awesome finish, Katy!
    I love the yellow background…really makes the daisies pop!! And your quilting design choices make a beautiful finish…. The black Perle cotton is a nice touch as well.
    As always, thanks so much for sharing!!

  19. Katy, it is gorgeous!! You made those blocks shine!

  20. Chantal L. says:

    The quilting is so awesome! WOW! Love the fact that it’s not an all over pattern but yet, it is an all over quilting. It is simply gorgeous. GOOOORRRRRGEOUS! Congrats on this awesome finish. ;^)

  21. Beyond gorgeous – love the variety in your quilting designs. They really enhance the quilt!!

  22. Such a stunning contemporary quilting design on those sweet vintage flower blocks!!

  23. Roxanne says:

    You put all the elements in place to bring this vintage beauty to life! Really love this!

  24. Jenny Benton says:

    You have done a wonderful job indeed, give yourself a pat on the back!

  25. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I just want to wrap myself up in the quilt! You can tell those are “vintage” daisies – just – amazing~
    I too complete other quilter’s half-finished projects. It is so much fun. I almost prefer it to doing the piecing myself. That’s it – I’m a lazy piecer. *grins*
    Your quilting in the negative space is stunning too. I especially like the echos pattern.

  26. Mary Redrick says:

    Your quilting is just beautiful!!!

  27. Wow, what a stunning quilt! I had no idea that the dark/visible running stitch was an applique technique in the 1930s/40s. That step might make me more likely to do applique in the future–fits right in with my other experiments in using perle cotton.
    Thanks for linking up with TGIFF this week.

  28. It is just beautiful. The design you used for quilting it is perfect, the black stitching looks just right, muslin on the back was the best choice. Wouldn’t you love to know the story of whoever it is who made the block? This is a real treasure.

  29. I like this one. It’s so colourful. I think the quilting is just right.

  30. chautauquagal67 says:

    This is cute and the thirties fabrics make it extra sweet.

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