I started with pinks, I pick pinks up all the time, it's the color that I'm always looking for, pinks and paisley's. These are the ones that I started with. This time I had another thought about "Why" pink, but with our family genes, there is no reason for pink and I'm very happy making a "BLUE" quilt, (again). Plus, we know how to do little boys, our Grands are all just about perfect. (Grandma says)
Back to my pink quilt, I then added more and more fabric, doing all 52 weeks, I need quite a bit of fabric.
These are the background fabrics, they are all from my fabric closet.
This is the complete pile of fabrics that are going into my 52 weeks series. Keep checking back and do the patterns with me.
Add another layer of clothing (it's COLD) and let's do some sewing ! Here is a "Pieced Basket" I have to say, one of my favorites. You can piece this is so many different ways, make the center one piece, make all the points different, or use two colors and make a very bold and simple statement.
Even when you do everything right, this is what can happen. This is one of my old garage sale finds and one of the first quilts I get out when we have a chill in the air.
To my surprise, this is what I unfolded and found. I think this quilt was $20 at a garage sale, the outside border was a mess and I cut that all off and put new binding on it and it's been used and washed for 10 years plus. I store it in acid free tissue and then in a white 100% cotton pillowcase, like them all. So, I figured I'd see if I could fix it.
I made a paste of liquid laundry detergent and non-chlorine all fabric bleach. I know some of you just gasped, but I know me and if it was there, it would drive me NUTS. Laying it out on the kitchen counter, I wet the section, and working in my mixture, and let it set for some time. Rinsed it well and washed it on gentle and the pictures are the quilt drying on the clothes line.
The side with the stain was in the full sun for the day and as you can see, it looks wonderful.
I would say the quilt is from the 50's, machine pieced and hand quilted wonderfully, at the writing of this, I'm at the computer and it's over my lap, I have an old friend back with me. Sew Happy,