The Winter months are the best time to catch up on quilting projects. The cold days and longer nights provide the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and stitch. To make a start I made a list of jobs to be done, then set to work.
First up I put the old Album quilt into a gentle bath for a soak in Retrowash.
I had been working on blocks for a new quilt and having completed 25 blocks I have started to stitch the blocks together. This gorgeous fabric that I found at my local op shop ties the blocks together beautifully.
I made up cushion fillers for these lovely vintage cushion covers and added satin ribbon bows for ties.
After it’s bath the Album quilt was ready for a gentle machine wash and some fresh air. With a good wind blowing the quilt dried quickly. It is now fresh and beautiful.
Cold nights are perfect for hand quilting and I have started quilting an old Trip Around the World top from my collection. It is a large quilt, so I expect to be working on it for quite a few months.
I hope you are finding time for Stitching, Happy Quilting, Janette – The Plain Needlewoman
Lovely blocks, pretty pillows and the album quilt is gorgeous! Enjoy your winter..I’m in summer with temperatures in the high 90’s 🙂
Hi Deb, Hope you are keeping cool and enjoying your Summer. Regards Janette
I’m sandwiching a top today to handquilt – looking forward to being warm while I watch the TV tonight 😉 . Your projects look lovely.
Hi Sharon, Hope you got your quilt basted and have started your quilting. Enjoy your quilting, I will look forward to seeing it. Warmly Janette
Everything looks wonderful–I really love that antique quilt. And I love to see someone hand quilting. Most of my quilting friends use a machine nowadays and it just doesn’t seem the same to me . . .
Thank you, Kerry – I love hand quilting,it’s my favourite part of making a quilt. Warmly, Janette
Janet Fisher said:
Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts.
I have never heard of retrowash. Guess I will need to look it up. I have a number of vkntage quilts that could use some freshing up,
Sorry for my slow reply. Retrowash is very good for vintage textiles. I have had some very good results and it is also very gentle on the old quilts.
It is an American product and they will send it internationally. Hope that is helpful. Regards