Dienstag, 22. Januar 2013


I am a vintage girl. I love everything vintage. My furniture at home come from times between the 20ies and today (who could live without a little ikea?).
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!

6 Kommentare:

  1. It looks really lovely and snuggly too - what kind of batting did you use?

    1. Thank you! The batting is a no name polyester batting. I think it is 1cm thick.

  2. Holla! Du haust hier einen Finish nach dem nächsten raus. Hammer. Der Quilt sieht super aus. Freue mich schon auf weitere Werke.
    Mus mich wohl auch mal zusammenreißen, damit ich auch wieder was Fertiges zeigen kann... Nicht immer nur neu anfangen und Stöffchen ziehen... Aber bei DER Inspiration...

  3. I love your blog so I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog at Have a great day and keep blogging!

  4. hey, der Tanz sieht nach nem SUPER SPASS aus. Wo machst Du das?? Nimmst Du mich mal mit? Tanzen macht glücklich ..
    Dein Quilt ist - natürlich - auch wieder sehr schön geworden. Der pinkfarbene Rand ist ein schöner Kontrast zum Top.

    Viele Grüsse, Birgit

    1. Hallo Birgit,
      ich bin ja noch im Lernen des Swing und gehe immer mit einem Tanzpartner zu offenen Stunden in der tanzbar
      Das kann man einfach hingehen und schauen ob es etwas wäre. Wäre nett Dich da auch mal zu sehen.