Friday, January 8, 2021

Vintage Half Square Triangle Quilt


 

While this isn’t what you’d call a pretty quilt, it has some vintage charm.
I wanted to use the feedsack fabrics I had recently bought. And I wanted to make half square triangles... so I made this quilt!
All prints are vintage. The solids are new fabrics.
I did a simple meandering quilting design with my Juki TL 2000qi.

You can find this quilt in my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop.
It’s the perfect size for a baby quilt or toddler quilt, and if your decor is vintage or country cottage, that’s even better!




Thursday, January 7, 2021

Scrappy Vintage Quilt

 


I’ve been making quilts for the past several months and realized I hadn’t shared them on my blog.
This one was definitely a labor of love. I collected vintage scraps, some very small scraps, and pieced them together to make scrappy squares to then sew into a very scrappy quilt.

I estimated about 300 - 400 pieces in the top. It measures 38” x 36”.

I ended up listing it in my Etsy shop and it has since gone to its new home.








I love how the top reminded me of stained glass...





Monday, November 30, 2020

Quilt in a Quilt in a Quilt


This quilt was an old one I remember from when I was a little girl in the 70s. I don’t know if it is one my mom made or maybe it was from one of my grandparents. Now that I think about it, Mom’s work was always much neater and more precise, so I think this must have come from one of my grandparents. Maybe it was hastily put together just to have something for warmth.

I dug it out of a bag of old family quilts several months back and after looking it over, I saw a tear that needed to be repaired. But then I realized there was another quilt inside! It was a heavy quilt and now I knew why it was so heavy.



I started unpicking the binding, which was part of the old coverlet used as the backing. I know a lot of people would say leave it as is, but it was too worn to use, and it’s just going to be here in my home, and I wanted to see what was inside.


I plan to keep the front and back folded and stacked together with the older quilt. I’ll keep a note with them, explaining how they belonged together.




As I saw more, I could tell there was another quilt inside! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to reveal the third quilt, so it may just stay inside with a peek of it here and there.













There were patches on the back of the quilt...



And there were patches on the older quilt inside.


I put my hand inside the large patch and couldn’t find a hole anywhere! I wonder why such a large patch was sewn on a perfectly good quilt?




 I have a few more quilts to  examine and decide if I should repair any holes or ripped seams, or leave alone and add them to the display stack.

I’ll share them with you soon.

Take care and God bless,
Lana

Monday, November 23, 2020

Quiltmaking



I finally rearranged things in my workroom so I can focus more on sewing... quiltmaking to be more specific. I’ve collected fabrics over the years with this intention but always put that idea away for when 
I had more time.

And I finally realized there really is no time like the present. So I am working on quilts whenever I can find a little time here and there.

I have the best little helper, ever! Jolee is very good at helping me “smooth it out” when I am layering the top, batting, and backing.


I’ve already moved things around from what you see below, but you can see I keep my design wall next to my sewing machine. The less I have to travel from design wall to machine, hopefully the less chances I have to forget what goes where when I get ready to sew it.


I will have at least 8 quilts to list by the end of the month. The sizes include baby, toddler, and lap quilts. Later, I may sell larger quilts but for now I will stick with smaller ones.









But I haven’t forsaken my smaller folk art pieces! In a few days, I will have a dozen or so Christmas trees listed! I might just have a few more goodies, too!


If you are reading this, thank you for visiting my blog. I have really missed blogging and I plan to post here more often.

Take care and God bless,
Lana