Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Large bag of old leftover fabrics


Back on March 13th I posted about a Lady near me that brought me some old stash that she wanted to get rid of this was material from her husbands mother who had passed away a few years earlier.  You might remember that I made my Summer Fun Hot Pads from it (and gave her a pair) and I also made the quilt for my dad from it.  Most recently I started making a quilt that as of the moment my wife refers to as the 80's Quilt.  Saturday morning before we left for the last 3 shops on the shop ho,p this pile above showed up in a big black trash bag.  Below is a side look at it.  


This pile came from the same lady Sarah, she sews but she does not quilt.  She was blown away with what she had already seen that I made and found some more stuff (we filled a huge box with the pile) it was a bulging bag.  So if you think I bought a lot of stuff during the shop hop I just inherited more.  This is going to be a lot of fun.  I have not yet even sat down to look though it.  This is remants from 3 different past quilters (one was her) the other 2 much much older.  She said some of the material dates back to the 40's and 50's up to the 90's or so from her old stash.  I just cant wait to divide these into color groups and figure out what I plan to make first out of it.


WAIT!! stop the presses.  What is this? Oh I found 10 blocks that are roughly 9 inches in the pile of material (While Tanya found it I honestly have not even looked at it yet but will this week)


With my new love of EQ7 I created a mock up of a quilt (wont show you the picture it looks way bad) and this will be wonderful.  Tanya is digging though the material out of the bag (its now in a box) and looking for pieces of the originals to use.  Our quilt is going to have 20 blocks so the 10 original ones and 10 more of some kind or other (not circles as I am not quite up to that yet but loved them).  This quilt might just bump its way forward in the line of other quilts I am working on.  I love to be inspired by the quilts err blocks I find.

5 comments:

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Richard&Tanya.....what a great treasure you got! I know there are some quilters (the ones who call themselves "fabric snobs")that would probably just get rid of it because it is older than 10 years......or because it doesn't meet their high standards.....but I love the old stuff and, after all, didn't our ancestors use whatever they could get their hands on...from flour sacks to old dresses and shirts? I'm sure that Jane Stickle used whatever she could find on her wonderful quilt.....I can't wait to see what you and Tanya make from your wonderful pile of goodies!

JennyLynn said...

Old fabrics will be fun to play with. Can't wait to see what you do with your new box of goodness.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

É assim que eu compro retalho para minhas colchas e outras peças,grandes sacos com muitos kilos.Quando chego em casa seleciono por tamanho e cor.É um grande presente,aproveite.Abraços.

Gene Black said...

I love it. Getting to use vintage stuff like that will make it far more original that the "matchy, matchy" fabric lines so many quilters stick with.

JLVerde said...

This is right up my alley.

I'm a fabric scavenger myself, a real remnant bin buzzard, so I can't wait to see this quilt you're cooking up.

You made a great score. Some folks would sell their eye teeth to get ahold of truly vintage fabrics.

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