My parents gave these vintage blocks to me for Christmas decades ago. They were my very first vintage blocks and I was over the moon! I set them with this green fabric I found, but never finished the top.

I’m not sure why. I think that green never felt right to me. You can see my piecing wasn’t great either.

I think this green was what I had in mind at the time, but I couldn’t find it anywhere in the late 1980s.

So I’m thinking about taking this all apart and starting over. I don’t love the idea of picking all those seams out, but I think they deserve it.

Willy thinks I can do better now. I’m still thinking……

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Thinking….

  1. quiltipatti says:

    i was told to keep my very first top. it can always show how much you have progressed. i could see that in my first quilt – hand pieced and hand quilted (i rarely do either now – machines for me). my quilting teacher was an Amish lady who left the practice but she could quilt. patti in florida

  2. Sandi says:

    I know the rippling will be a lot of work, but you’ll like it so much better! I love the green your thinking of using. Hugs,

  3. lois92346 says:

    Ripping out all those stitches would be a huge job BUT that never stopped YOU! The electric seam rippers mentioned by a couple of the ladies looks like a great solution. Don’t you already have clippers for trimming your dogs? Good luck!

  4. I would love to get vintage blocks as a gift! I think it looks wonderful. When you are putting together these types of blocks, I would not expect them all to be perfect. You did great!

  5. Diane Bryant says:

    Here is a video for people who haven’t used an electric seam ripper:

  6. Well, I sure wouldn’t enjoy ripping all those seams, but if it means you’ll love the top a bit more with the new green, then I say go for it. Willy is just too cute!

  7. Wonderful vintage blocks! Way back when I worked for friends of mine in their interior decorator workroom and we needed to undo sewing they taight me how to do it using a razorblade. It made the task go much faster. But, of course, great care needed to be taken not to nick the fabric and leave a hole or, of course, nick yourself and leave blood.

    Can’t wait to see your vintage block quilt redone how you visualized it so long ago.


  8. johannes123qqq says:

    I started the computer at 11.00 o’çlock in the morning.: what a surprice this vintage quilttop.!
    I love it. The scraps are so nice.
    Have a nice day Katy.

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