Thursday, January 17, 2019

My Version of the Center

 This is my version of the center of a vintage inspired quilt.  It is 44 inches square and consists of sashed twelve inch Broken Wheel blocks. 
 I made the blocks from old men's shirts. The next round is Flying Geese. I  was going to make the Flying Geese from shirts and from 1930s reproduction fabric scraps channeling grandma who made most of her quilts from old shirts and dresses.  I was looking around for something to use for sashing and came across a big piece of fabric in one of my 30s repro bins that seemed just right. I am not sure I have enough for the entire quilt but I will cross that road when I get there. 

I need some shirt pieces for another UFO so I think I will cut pieces enough to finish that quilt before I start making the Flying Geese for this one.  
This is the quilt that inspired me. 


12 comments:

Cats and Calico said...

It looks great. I love see all your gorgeous quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal_235 said...

Looks good!

Jeanne said...

Oh, this one makes me smile!

Linda said...

I like your choice of sashing. Unusual colour choice which contrasts nicely with the shirt blocks.

Ann said...

A beautiful reinterpretation of your original. The sashing on both is fantastic and I always like medallion style.

mangozz said...

I always meant to try the rolling stone blocks but, so far, haven't. I like the sashing that you used. (why isn't sashing a real word?) The inspiration quilt does look interesting. I'm still trying to finish up Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt among other things. I have decided to leave it the smaller size that it is and use it for a lap quilt. That way it might be easier to quilt on my DSM.

Janie said...

Great center, the plaids are perfect, and good choice on the sashing.
That inspiration quilt is a beauty.
Thanks for more quilty goodness.

Libby in TN said...

You are on a great start to reproducing the original. I am inspired, too. That arrangement would be a good way to use some orphan blocks.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love how you make choices by the seat of your pants! I love the way shirt fabric just make a quilt look vintage.

Louise said...

Looks like you decided to keep your blocks the way you showed them last week. I like them very much! I can only work with plaids for a short while before the "line 'em up straight" part of my brain starts to protest.

Sue said...

Love how your quilt is coming along Cathy. That block in the centre is gorgeous!

Shasta Matova said...

That is a great inspiring quilt. You're off to a great start!