Throwback Thursday

Here is another edition of Throwback Thursday! The post I’m sharing today is from seven years ago. Time sure flies. I still love this quilt , I hope you enjoy seeing it again as well. Have a great day!

Finally, finished  pictures of the Cheddar quilt! I purchased this vintage top a few years back and didn’t even like it that much at first. But it has definitely grown on me.


It waited patiently in my closet for me to figure out how to quilt it. It really felt right to quilt this with a wonky grid. The piecing is far from perfect and a well measured even grid would have emphasized that. It is sometimes difficult to decide whether or not to machine quilt a vintage top, but in this case, it was an easy decision. The maker of this top was clearly proud of her sewing machine! You can tell by the machine stitched embellishment she put into each block.


You can see above some of the age related stains this top had. It also had a band of grime across one section from side to side. Likely from where it was folded. So I decided it had to be washed. It was risky but I threw it in the washer with some color catchers. Here is what they looked like when I took them out of the washer.


Yikes! The stains are better and the grime is gone. Sadly, some of the cheddar bled onto the muslin giving it a slightly yellowish cast. I am okay with that. It looks better. It is soft and crinkly too. Here are some after washing shots.


I am so glad I finished this one. I am loving using it on my bed. It has been very cold here of late and having three quilts on my bed is NOT too many!


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 Throwback Thursday

  1. Vivian B. says:

    Great cheddar quilt and a great vintage save! Would another round in the wash with the Catchers and some Dawn clear up the bleed? That is certainly an original block! Approximately how big are the blocks even though they may vary a bit?

  2. jean says:

    Beautiful, thank you for saving this and making it a finish!

  3. anudge says:

    What a great quilt. Love that cheddar orange fabric. No, three quilts are not too many. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This cheddar quilt is spectacular! I love how you quilted it. I agree three quilts are not too many on a bed! The weight of the quilts and the coziness.

  5. What in interesting block. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. That cheddar, though. Too pretty!

  6. Nann says:

    What an unusual block! If there were just one it could be a mis-piecing but obviously it’s what the maker intended. The cheddar/cream combo is splendid. Great rescue and a fine finish.

  7. Sandi says:

    I love your quilt! The color is wonderful and the way you quilted it is really perfect. Hugs,

  8. Bev says:

    Beautiful cheddar quilt. I love seeing your finishes.

  9. This is one of my favorites!

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