Sunday, September 4, 2011

Old New Stripe Quilt

is finished!


You may remember my mission was to take some old fabrics that had been in my stash unused for a long time (8 yrs +)...


...and to mix them with some newer fabrics in my stash.


I love the result.


Some of the brightness had to be tea dyed out of the whiter fabrics first (here) and I'm happy to say that the dye has stayed put after the first wash. 


Another shot with blossom in front, don't worry, the blossom around here will be finished soon and then there will be no more blossom shots!!!


For the backing I used a gorgeous flannel from Amy Butler...


The binding is also an Amy Butler called Wallflower.


It is quilted solely by hand using (of course) perle 8 thread, just stitching straight lines across the quilt spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart. I used coloured threads to match the colours of the fabrics.


The hand quilting along with the flannel back have made such a soft, snuggly quilt. My young friend who turns 18 on Tuesday is going to love it I'm sure! xo




43 comments:

Maree: said...

Love your Header Pic..Your fabrics married really well your quilt looks Gorgeous...
cheers

Rebecca said...

What a lovely quilt to get , the use of old fabrics and new fabrics works well . I miss the blossom and although it is only around for a short time it is such a blessing after winter .
Hugs Bec

Lurline said...

Love it Cathy - I haven't seen strips done in a foursome across - looks great!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fantastic Cathy...

Patchwork and Play said...

Fabulous! How brave of you to combine some of your old stash with some of your new! I'm certain the recipient will love it!

carina said...

What a verry good idea! I love it and im thinking witch fabrics i can use greating carina

Miriam said...

Beautiful Cathy!
I love that you tea dyed some fabrics so they would fit in with the others.
Great quilting!

Pauline said...

Fantastic! I love it! Great way to use scraps, and I have plenty of them. Who would have thought to hand quilt this? You are amazing!

Oops-Lah said...

I too love mixing old with new fabrics. Gives me great satisfaction. You've done an outstanding job, as always. Good idea about toning down the white with the tea dye.

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great..........love the blossoms in the pics too...........

Jackie said...

Looking at the stacks of fabric separately, I would have never thought they would have gone together well at all. They actually look beautiful together. I need your vision!

Crispy said...

Hooray for coming up with a great quilt for those old fabrics!! Your friend will love snuggling under this quilt....once summer has passed :0)

Crispy

Andi said...

Love love love it!!!
I'm inspired to look back to some of my "what was I thinking?" fabrics in my stash.
xx

Cardygirl said...

Looks great...well done!

Susie said...

Your quilt looks beautiful! Like you, I love the mix of the old and new fabrics. Lucky recipient! Happy Stitching, Susie

Carolyn S. said...

Such a lovely quilt, I like the simplicity and how you've sized the strips to give a taste of the fabrics, something I need to do more of.

Heather said...

What an interesting mix of fabrics and so successful. I am encouraged to look at my stash with new eyes. Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt.

Nedra said...

Perfect idea for a gift. I am always looking for ideas for using up my scraps, particularly my older fabrics. And I love the addition of hand quilting.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oooh this quilt makes me feel all squealy - I love love love that mix of old and new - it makes me feel like I found it in the attic and someone made it years and years ago.

Jackie said...

What a fabulous mix of old and new! It turned out beautifully, I am sure she will love it!

Vivian said...

Something old, something new = something very cool! And add a flannel back (my favorite) and big stitch hand quilting? Priceless! Love It! This is so what quilting is all about.

Donna~~ said...

It's lovely! I'm sure she'll love it--who wouldn't!? I wish my old fabric was only 8 years old....and half as pretty as yours! Love the backing you chose!

Anna said...

What a great idea. Sometimes I look at my "old" stash and wonder what I am going to do with it...I never thought to mix it with the new stuff...thought that might be cross contamination! lol love the result!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Really, really pretty!!

SharoninStitches said...

Love it!

Barb said...

beautiful!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It's great!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the idea of using up those old fabrics and you've shown us how to do that and make something beautiful. Thanks!

Julia said...

Looks gorgeous Cathy..great way to use up some old fabrics...they really did marry well with the new fabrics..great idea!
Julia ♥

Cate - Urban Quilts said...

Cathy, you did a great job of blending the old with the new. You really have a great eye for colour matching and then coming up with a design that will match the colours you are using. Look forward to seeing more...

Karen said...

Great job!! I haven't used AB flannel yet, did you like it?

Janet said...

It looks fabulous and the fabrics look great together. I like the strippy feel of this and can imagine how comfy it is with the flannel and perle quilting.

Teje said...

Hi! That is really beautiful quilt! Thank you for telling about your tea dying! I shall try that! Because you dyied strips you were able to do in in small bowl!

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful and romantic quilt! Congratulations with the finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

It's so pretty and gorgeous Cathy. The mix of older and new fabrics will make it timeless too.

I love your blossom photos especially the one in your header at the moment! Def inspired me to add the photo to my blog this week.

pomegranateandchintz said...

Looks fabulous Cathy. Great idea to mix old and new - hmmm should give that a go actually!! and I for one am very happy to see more blossom photos - love 'em!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Beautiful Cathy. I really like how you've worked all these fabrics together; I think it might be my favorite part of the process, the fabric play that is.

What a generous gift!

Rita
x

meli B said...

Good Idea to mix the old with the new. It came together beautifully. I am a bit jealous about the new Kaffe book. Might have to get online too. I can never resist his colours.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE THE fresh new and olds! great finish!! springy!

Jane Monk said...

It is gorgeous ... a wonderful combination of old and new!

Nifty Quilts said...

I don't know how I missed this one. It's gorgeous! And snuggly. I'm sure your friend will feel loved and cheered for many years.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

breathtaking

shez said...

whow Cathy this quilt is fantastic,i love your choice of fabrics