It's a finish!
82 x 88
My quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt made by Stella Freeman Gillion in the 1940s or 1950s which is now in the collection of her grandson, Dr. Alan Childress.
Normally I don't use a pattern for vintage inspired quilts. I just usually see one and make my own version. In July 2018 Quiltfolk Magazine started a monthly digital pattern subscription. I subscribed and each month for $3.95 I received patterns for a "source" or vintage quilt and a "revival" or interpretation of that quilt by a modern quilter. The patterns were a surprise I looked forward to each month; however, Quiltfolk discontinued the monthly pattern subscription and instead offer the patterns now at $8.95. This one was Quiltfolk Pattern 001 released as a digital pattern subscription in July 2018.
I used 30s reproduction fabrics in red, blue and yellow with a few browns thrown in for fun.
I don't normally add borders to my quilts but I thought I would add the plain borders like the vintage quilt had in order to make the quilt a little larger. I had the Kona Candy Blue in my stash leftover from making another quilt. It was meant to be since I had just enough. Originally with borders my top measured 82 x 92 but I cut off 2 inches on top and bottom borders before quilting in order for the quilt to fit my batting.
Battins is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. I hand quilted in a neutral thread Baptist Fans marked with stencil and chalk. Binding was the same Kona Candy Blue as the border. I don't usually remember fabric colors or names or designers but I remembered this one because I thought blue candy would taste terrible.
For the backing I pieced together yardage with tea cups sketched in light brown and letters in blue.
This was my goal #1 for Q2 Finish-Along