Monday, 20 June 2011

Maniac on the loose!!

Yes, I am just going for it on the machine!!

No time for reverse stitching - I'm going full on!!

The 1950s dresses I started stitching in about 2006 (gulp) would like to be turned into a quilt. They were supposed to be stitched in redwork, but I couldn't resist adding lots of colour.

The fabrics I've chosen give a "flea market"-vintage-sort-of-look. They come from different repro eras - 1930s, 50s, and 70s retro with one or two modern designs that still look nostalgic really...

Okay, so that is one full round on each block (I made 9 of the 12 blocks) plus another strip at the top a-la Log Cabin style.

Stay tuned. I'm going to complete the second Log Cabin round, then border the blocks alternately with green and brown prints. That should finish the front... I've got some other retro prints for the back that I will play around with to make something Flea Market-ish.

Actually, that would be a good name for this quilt - Flea Market Vintage. I can just see some of these dresses at market stalls.


jessdesignss said...

I was wondering if you knew how i could get the patterns for the 1950's dresses?? i am just in love with them- thanks jessdesigns

Bizarre Quilter said...

Hi Jess, It's in one of my previous postings. I think it was from Bobby Sox redwork designs.