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!