Wednesday, March 23, 2011

30s Rings ...

(Part I here)

Part II:  I picked apart the leftover arcs so I could use all the vintage fabric. (Some of it is repros, though.)  Because they were curved pieces, I could only get a scant 2 1/4" square from each one ... so the border proportions are a little "odd."  I used those pieces down to the last shreds!  I'm not crazy about the more modern T-o-T background areas, but since they were part of this quilt's legacy, they're in there.

I looked through all my vintage quilts reference books, but couldn't find anything done in this circle pattern, which is how the blocks were assembled when I got them.  I wonder if the arcs were originally intended to be sections for a Double Wedding Ring project, but the second quilter put them together differently?

This is a 42" square, which will work nicely as a table topper.  Since it won't be used in a dogs-digging-nests location, I'm *thinking about* hand quilting it.  Which means it'd be at least another millennium before this quilt finally gets done ... :)

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5 comments:

julieQ said...

I have really enjoyed watching you re-purpose those vintage pieces...your quilt just turned out wonderfully!

Alice said...

Delightful! I love how cheerful it is and such pretty colours too.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful job, Jeanne. So well thought-out - a true gem!

ANNALIZARD said...

Splendid!
I love it.
Annalisa

Linda P in IL said...

Hi Jeanne, the quilt looks great. I saw something similar to that block and they were calling it "single girl ring". I thought that was cute:)