Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vintage Stars quilt is DONE!!!

Quote for the Day:
"The hardest thing to find in life is happiness -- 
money is only hard to find because it gets wasted trying to find happiness."
~author unknown

I finished piecing the Vintage Stars quilt top made from vintage embroidered linens about 2 weeks ago.  Because I had to add interfacing to the vintage linens to give them added strength, I didn't want to try to hand quilt this one.  I also didn't feel that my machine quilting would do justice to the design, therefore, I decided to quilt this one "by checkbook"....the first quilt that I have ever sent out to be quilted by someone else!

I reached out to a local long-arm quilter here in Grafton, Joann Sturm, that I used to attend church with.  She listened to what I wanted and had it completed and back to me one week later!  She did a great job of custom quilting on it!  When I got it home, I added a scrappy binding and labeled it.  I still need to wash it, but wanted to go ahead and photograph it and share it with you!

Here are some close-ups so you can see the excellent quilting in the blocks and sashings...

...and in the pinwheel cornerstones...

The border...

The pieced back...

...and the label...

This one is for ANDY & ME!!!!!!!!  I give most of my quilts away...but this one was made for us!!!

Now...I'm going to go put it in the wash...  :)



  1. very cool! If it ends up missing after a visit from me, it's purely coincidental...

  2. Very beautiful job Loretta! How creative to use vintage linens! Your friend did a nice job quilting it too!

    1. Thanks, Kevin! I think she did a great job!