Monday, August 10, 2015

My Spin on Vintage Spin


The top is complete. 
This is called Vintage Spin in Kathy Doughty's book Adding Layers - Color, Design & Imagination. 


There's nothing vintage about the fabrics I used. I'll have to find another name for the quilt...hmmmm...Head Spin, Tail Spin, Whirlwind.   Well, I usually don't name quilts so no matter. 


This is for one of my granddaughters.(Maybe next year...maybe for the hope chests...who knows...I made it with Isabelle in mind).  I'll have to hand quilt it because I'm hand quilting the one (called Petunias even though I don't name quilts)  for the other granddaughter.  They are five weeks apart, both aged 10, and I dare not treat each of them differently! 

Woooohooo! I'm on a Staycation this week. I need to catch up on the gardens - weed the strawberry bed, can spaghetti sauce and tomatoes and bread and butter pickles, freeze green beans, catch up on genealogy files, help husband cut down some dead trees and split firewood, take grandkids school shopping and to lunch, clean up the pop-up camper so we can trade in for new one... Oh, that list kind of makes my Head Spin!  I definitely need to fit sewing in there somewhere. 


18 comments:

audrey said...

What a great looking quilt! I just love the colors of this one and the polka dot centers. It does have a wonderfully vintage look.:)

gayle said...

This one looks like petunias, too...
I love all the dots!

Nann said...

What a wonderful design! It's a great way to use and display a miscellany of fabrics. (You and others refer to Kathy Daughty's books . . . I need to look 'em up.)

Ramona said...

Wow! Will you sleep on your "Staycation?" That is quite a list. I love this quilt. Some of the blocks really appear to be spinning. Such fun!

Wonky Girl said...

Such a happy quilt.

Ann said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love the fabrics. That black and white plaid cut at all angles is very interesting. Enjoy your staycation.

Alycia said...

Oh my gosh - it is fantastic! I love all the fabrics you use - and the center! Perfect!!

Sally T said...

Seriously awesome. You were the one who inspired me to make vintage spin blocks...and now you are inspiring me to finally sew them into a quilt top!

Donna said...

Of all your quilts I've seen, this may be my favorite. Love everything about it! The colors are beautiful and play very well together. The polka dot centers are like the cherry on top. Wow!

Rebecca Grace said...

I love your non-vintage spin! How about Daisy Pinwheels for a name? That's what they look like to me.

Barb N said...

A very pretty quilt - I just love it! Makes me think it would be a great pattern for some vintage fabrics that I have been saving . . .

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish. It's bright, bold and fun!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow---it sounds like you are going to need another staycation to rest up after this one--lol! Your quilt is awesome!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I like your version! Very pretty. I have the book and good intentions, but we all know where that leads.

Darla H said...

Oh, what a great quilt! I want to make one too!

That looks like a tricky pattern but you have done a great job with it. Love the scrappy mix of fabrics. Perfect!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous interpretation of that design!! Good luck enjoying your staycation this week!

Nancy said...

How fun! I especially like the block on the bottom row, second from the left. The orange and white lines make it look like it's spinning.

Bethany said...

I just adore this design. What a lovely quilt and what a lucky granddaughter you have!