Monday, November 25, 2013

Psychedelic vintage

Recently a good friend gifted me with some vintage  pieced blocks. Although I appreciate vintage quilts they are not something that I gravitate to. For some reason these blocks spoke to me and I said, "Yes I'll take them". They are not actually blocks, but are foundation pieced X shapes. There is 29 of them, a few will be unusable because of stains and holes, but 25 are in usable condition. Here are a few of them on my design wall.
 And a close up view.
And since my camera is still occasionally doing psychedelic, here's vintage psychedelic.

My plan is to appliqué each X on a four patch of very pale pinks,rusts and oranges. Then piece the blocks together. It will be a very long term project.

I've got kids and grandkids arriving on Wednesday so I will have a house full and very little studio time.

Daily stitching up date.
365 Red Circles #324 -#329

Indigo and Rust #252 - #257

and the psychedelic version
Weekly stitching #48

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. What a great gift and I love how you set the blocks....the composition has a lot of motion...

  2. That sounds like a daunting task, but I'm sure you'll make something wonderful. And as usual your hand stitching squares are beautiful, with or without the psychedelic.

  3. I do love your red circles and your indigo and rust series...very clever.

  4. the whole piece has a great feel to it, and I was surprised at the close up showing the fabrics. Not something I would usually like, but really great as a whole. Your idea of background in warm colors will be a wonderful color study. Hope you show it finished.
    LeeAnna Paylor