I have a dressing table here which my mother already used as a young girl, my living room cupboard is from the 50ies, my couch from the 60ies and so on. I really love old stuff. I also love the music from the 50ies and 60ies and I recently started old fashioned swing dancing.
Why I am telling you that? I think one of the reasons why I love quilting so much, is because there are so many wonderful vintage quilts and quilt patterns out there.
Unfortunately we have no quilting history in my family, I wish I had something which was given from generation to generation. A lot of house moving and so throwing away things, happened in my childhood, a nasty divorce of my parents with fights about things did the rest. There is not much "Miriam family history" left, at least not in things.
So the idea of making something that expresses me and can be given to next generations makes me happy (unless, until now, there is no next generation unfortunately...).
Oh I don´t know how to come to the point again.
I was invited to the Nancy Cabot made modern group a while ago, and so found an index of very interesting vintage quiltblock patterns which I wanted to try someday. These patterns are quite old if you combine them with wonderful modern fabrics, they look totally modern and cool.
Here is my interpretation of the chuck-a-luck block pattern which can be found here.
I really love how this quilt turned out. And what I like even more (and what I would never have guessed) is the puffyness of it, because of the less quilting.
So this is it, another finish. And today I have some hours left to start quilting the next one. Whowho I am getting there.
Take care and have a wonderful day!