Vintage Dresdens

Categories: 30'S, Applique, Feathers, Scrappy, Scrappy Quilts, VintageBy Published On: June 16, 201916.7 min read362 words2 Comments on Vintage Dresdens

A friend of mine was moving and had to sell her longarm. So she was selling a few quilt tops she had collected or bought or made. She had this vintage quilt top. So I snatched it up!

I always have these great intentions of quilting super fabulous designs on every quilt and I thought about what I would do on this and then forgot or something? I don’t know.

But then you know what happens>? I go through spurts when I have free time….So at the end of December the beginning of January when I have free time because it’s my slow time of the year…..I dig through my quilt tops and I decide what I think I can get finished in whatever amount of time that I have…and I go crazy trying to cross items off of my to-do list so I can feel better about myself. LOL

So this was one of the tops that made it into that frenzy this year. I wasn’t in the mood to do any ruler work or fancy-schmancy quilting. I just wanted to finish something for myself so that I could feel accomplished.

Then I started regretting it. Like how many vintage quilt tops do I get to have that are great for fancy quilting? Answer: not many

But after it sat for a few months and I took these pictures I decided not to be so hard on myself. Afterall, a finished quilt is better than a quilt top that has been sitting for decades waiting to be quilted and finished. Right?

I am glad to have this in the finished pile. I really do love the colors and the quilt. I enjoy the fact that I got to collaborate with a quilter from long ago that I don’t know…there is some mystery to this quilt. but her story hasn’t ended. It has just started a new chapter.

How are you all doing on UFo’s? How many do you have? Or How many will you admit to having? haha! How old is your oldest UFO?

Have a wonderful day! I hope you make progress on your goals.


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  1. Annette caron June 17, 2019 at 8:28 am

    OMG that looks so much like mine!!! Love, love, love! I always love vintage!!!

  2. Susan June 19, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Quilt and quilting are very nice. Never beat yourself up for a finished quilt. Just lovely!

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