Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vintage Quilt Blocks

Here's a collections of vintage eight-pointed star quilt blocks that I found in one of the recently acquired boxes of fabric.  It's sad to think that someone put the love and time in to cut out and sew all these together, but didn't finish the quilt.  

It makes you think about your UFO projects, doesn't it?  I know I have too many to mention.  I've shared a good bit of them with all of you, too.  That's why I'm going to attend UFO night at Miss Lou's in a few weeks.  Maybe I'll actually finish something.  :)

Here's another quilt block that I found, quilted and all.  I'm adding some binding to it, plus a little bit of love.  When I hold someone else's work in my hands, I think about who they might have been.  What were they thinking when they stitched away on this piece?  Was it intended for a lucky family member?  Was it sewn as therapy for a broken heart, or a lost love?

Same story with this wall hanging.  Very nice.  All hand quilted, just needs some binding and a little love.

I did a new inventory of my quilting studio this month.  I made separate lists for each stage of quilting.  One list for designs in progress, one for cutting, one for piecing/applique, one for marking/basting, one for quilting, and one for binding/sleeve/label.  It seems to be helping my organization.  I can better see what's going on, and what needs to be done when.  Do you have a similar system?  What do you do differently?  Are you one of those quilters that I'm envious of?  The type who doesn't start another project until the last one is finished?

I'm enjoying my quilting journey.  Maybe it's not so bad to leave things undone.  Someone else may enjoy finishing your UFO's in the future.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


  1. That is sad that the quilt blocks were left unfinished but fortunately they went to someone that will finish them. I do wonder when I see things from a different time about the people that used to own them and what their stories were.

  2. Wow! Some fascinating finds. Hope you have fun finishing the found projects.