It’s a Wrap: Vintage Vignettes

Hooray, my Vintage Vignettes quilt is done. I finished binding it last week on a short but sweet road trip with the Dear Husband to Walla Walla, Washington (and added the label yesterday).

These next few photos were taken in Walla Walla’s tranquil Pioneer Park:

Doesn’t that dappled sunlight give the quilt a lovely glow?

You may remember I acquired the unfinished quilt top by an unknown maker last August at my quilt guild’s annual silent auction . . .

. . . only to discover later that my dear friend Vivienne Moore had pieced these blocks about 20 years ago. She donated the top to the Metropolitan Patchwork Society auction through a friend who also belongs to the guild.

Lucky for me, Viv had a piece of that lavender sashing fabric in her stash that enabled me to complete the first border as it would have been impossible to match. I added a wide floral border using a ’30s reproduction fabric that played very nicely with the fabrics in Viv’s blocks. Here’s a photo of the finished quilt taken in the same spot:

Another friend who had inherited a large stash of ’30s repro fabric gave me a piece of solid medium blue to use for the binding after I had visited several local quilt shops without finding a suitable shade.

The label, outlined in the same blue, identifies Vivienne as the maker of the blocks:

It wouldn’t be a photoshoot without Coco the Photobomber making an appearance, right?

I’ll be back with a few more photos after Vintage Vignettes takes a trip through the washer and dryer. You know how I love the puckery softness that laundering gives a quilt!




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7 Responses to It’s a Wrap: Vintage Vignettes

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    So exciting to have another quilt finished! Great photos of the quilt outside! Love that you were able to find some vintage materials to work with!

  2. Peg Botham says:

    Just beautiful, I’m sure your family will treasure it and hopefully pass it on to generations to come.❤️

  3. Barbara Sanders says:

    I love all your posts and projects, always a treat!

  4. Diane says:

    What a treasure! And you have the Coco Seal of Approval to signify approval of the feline in residence.

  5. Lois Reigh Hays says:

    Love the soft pastels in this one!

  6. Linda says:

    Just lovely! Inspires a feeling of serenity and comfort!

  7. Catherine Wilson says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! ❤️

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