After hoarding the fabrics for many years, I took the plunge and cut into what has to be my all time favorite fabrics. Vintage inspired fabrics. Retro fabrics. Happy fabrics. All my favorites. In the midst of our dismal and grey weather, the 30’s reproduction patterns and colors made everything just a little bit brighter.
Staying true to form, I used red in the binding. Have you noticed most of quilts are bound in red fabric 🙂 I found the cutest red polka dot print from the Hope Chest collection by Penny Rose Fabrics. The backing is part of the same collection. Instead of machine binding, I decided to hand bind. Maybe something to do with keeping the vintagy feel authentic. Perhaps. Or, although machine binding is always a million times faster, I will always prefer the look of a hand bound quilt.
If I am not using a pattern for a quilt, I usually end up over cutting pieces and this is exactly what happened when making the HST’s. Thus, two quilts were made and a third on the way. After a while, making HST’s only becomes a little monotonous and boring but I really don’t want the ‘leftovers’ to end up in the pit of my scrap bin. So I am going to use up every piece I have cut, one way or another.
Both baby quilts are now listed in my little shop.
Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stoppin’ by!