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!
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
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,
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!
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!
Here is a video for people who haven’t used an electric seam ripper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4dJfEPylYE
Lovely blocks! When I have a lot of ripping to do, I break out my Oster pet trimmer. I use my pressure foot as a third hand and ripping goes so fast. Practice on a scrap piece first if you haven’t tried this before. Here’s the one I have from Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Oster-Cordless-Pet-Hair-Trimmer-for-Face-Paws-and-Sensitive-Areas/20713222?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42423897272&wl4=pla-51320962143&wl5=9015737&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=20713222&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2tCGBhCLARIsABJGmZ4C762e4NYEQ6uilvtPGaJGlwyo4iCqOtGgwvOrpTyz5jzh12z_DiQaAlcdEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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!
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.
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.