Over the years, I've been collecting older (maybe 30's or 40's-ish) brightly color fabric which has been sitting in a box. So far I've made one larger lap quilt out of it with simple larger & smaller squares.
Since I've been under the weather lately, I've had the chance to sit and read a wonderful book by Jinny Beyer on handquilting & piecing and would love to give it a try so to have a 'traveling quilt' to work on. I thought it'd be neat to maybe use these fabrics and do a simple period-appropriate quilt. I was thinking of maybe a bowtie quilt or a churn dash, which I believe would be rather simple to try. Any other ideas out there? I was thinking of doing a plain, muslin background with the brighter fabrics for the blocks. My other concern is the wear & tear on the fabrics. Would they be OK to use? They don't seem like they're dry rotted or anything, and most have a thicker hand, almost like a feedsack. Not sure if they are or not.