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Conchalea 08-08-2020 04:21 AM

K & I completed another UFO yesterday! This wasn't one pieced by her daughter. K bought an unfinished top for her daughter when the girl was 5 or 6. She's almost 42 now! We examined it closely & the seams are machine sewn & look more modern than the applique. Every other block has a kitten in a basket, blanket-stitched with embroidered faces & details. The embroidery thread & fabric for kitties looks older, so we think the original quilter hand sewed all the bright appliques & someone else put the blocks together later. One kitty is machine sewn with a small zig zag stitch. Background is all muslin, so we bought new muslin for the back. We decided to display this quilt, so only faced it. I'm not sure the original fabric would support the weight of batting. Some basket fabric is a flashback to the 60's & 70's! We both recall having similar fabric in our clothes during those eras. So this makes 17 of 24 or so we've completed this summer. It also makes 3 for us this month. We're on a roll!

WMUTeach 08-08-2020 04:27 AM

I lost my avatar when the QB changed about 18 months ago. I just re-added it. The quilt is my variation of Growing Up Odd by Wedding Dress Blue. https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.c...-up-odd-quilt/ I changed the pattern to 2.5 inch squares, and made it much smaller, and chose to to group color families. This particular one was made in 2016. The Birthday Swap Group on the QB is making it currently as a mystery. .


oksewglad 08-08-2020 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by WMUTeach (Post 8408441)
I lost my avatar when the QB changed about 18 months ago. I just re-added it. The quilt is my variation of Growing Up Odd by Wedding Dress Blue. https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.c...-up-odd-quilt/ I changed the pattern to 2.5 inch squares, and made it much smaller, and chose to to group color families. This particular one was made in 2016. The Birthday Swap Group on the QB is making it currently as a mystery. .

I like your version of the pattern! I've made it scrappy with a dark navy sashing.. With your color version, once the colors have been sewn it is a nice mindless sewing quilt, IMHO. Haven't seen mine around the house;.I think i gave it to my BIL!

joe'smom 08-08-2020 09:40 AM

Conchalea, hearing that someone let a top sit for 35 years somehow makes me feel better about my UFOs, LOL. Congratulations on your amazing tally of finishes!

Conchalea 08-08-2020 03:09 PM

Thanks, Joe's mom. K knew her daughter would love the kitties but had no real plan of what to do with it. She found it at an antique shop for $15!
Today we worked mostly on new projects, but did plan backing for a couple of tops yet to be tackled.

sewbizgirl 08-08-2020 09:10 PM

WMUTeach, I love your version of Growing Up Odd.

Conchalea 08-09-2020 05:26 AM

Vintage Kitties
 
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Here is the picture of the faced Kitties top. Since it's older, the kitties are a little wrinkled. I love how colorful each kitty and its basket is. Can you find some 60's or 70's fabrics?

cherrybsixty 08-09-2020 08:40 AM

Yes, WMUT, I like your version of 'growing up odd' pattern also. I'm thinking of mimicking you.

Conchalea, you and K are really the envy of my eye completing that vintage top, I'm really loving it

Those UFO finishes are really coming fast this month, bravo to all that is making it happen

Stay safe everyone

cherryb

petthefabric 08-10-2020 02:58 PM

Just finished another comfor quilt 40" x 50" Tomorrow is collections at guild.

Conchalea 08-11-2020 04:01 AM

Cherryb, I love the vintage top, too. It came out looking great. K's husband, who she says has an entire 'house kit'in their garage, found a wooden quilt hanger that goes on the wall. Once it's up, a front board loosens so the quilt can be put in place & the boards tightened to hold it there. I need to clean it so we can hang it for use.


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