Saturday, February 25, 2017

Finished 2nd UFO of 2017

Another UFO crossed off my long list. This old antique top was given to me by a good friend who said it was thought to be made by her husband's grandmother. The 2.5" squares used in it are from the early 1900's. There are squares of flour sacks and children's clothing, shirts and dresses.  I was surprised by the size of this top from that time period.  It measures 72" x 92". I decided against adding a border since the size was sufficient to keep my toes warm.


Since this is such a traditional quilt and using all these older fabrics, I thought a quilting pattern of the era was in order.  I used a Baptist Fan for the quilting design.  I love flannels on the back of quilts, especially those that will be used on beds.  In looking through my stash for something appropriate, I found a bolt of  yellow floral flannel that had been sitting on my shelves for well over 10 years. It's time has finally come to put it to good use. It makes it feel so soft and I can't wait to snuggle under it. The yellow floral picks up the yellow squares scattered over the front. Perfect timing I'd say since our predicted temperatures for the upcoming nights are going to be in the 20s and 30s.



Here's a closer look at some of the interesting fabrics used in this old quilt.

This was my UFO for February and will be linking up with Judy's linky on March 1.

10 comments:

  1. I love the soft colors and yellow was the perfect color for the back to highlight the yellows on the front.

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  2. Nice choices for the backing and the quilting pattern. It looks cozy! I like how the placement of dark patches away from the edges makes it look like almost like a border.

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  3. I love this old time looking quilt. The Baptist fan really completes it. And looking at it makes me realize that since they did them all by hand, it must have been a winters worth of work

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  4. My great grandmother quilted all of her quilts with the Baptist fan pattern.

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  5. Love those soft colors in the quilt, with the pop of yellow here and there. Congrats on a very pretty and vintage finish.

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  6. Beautiful! The Baptist fan quilting is perfect for it.

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  7. What a treasure! I wouldn't have added a border either. It's lovely.

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  8. What a wonderful treasure and the back is perfect! Congrats on the finish!

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  9. Congrats on the UFO finish - it is a lovely quilt!

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  10. Great UFO finish!!! That is a sweet quilt, and I love the flannel backing. The soft yellow really brightens it up and adds just the right touch of color :*)

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