Vintage 60's quilt top project

A while back I bought this quilt top at Goodwill Outlet for $1.39/pound.  My mom thought I was joking when I said it was cute, since the bright and silly 60's colors reminded her of the stuff she didn't like as a girl.  I actually do like it, though!
It was all hand-pieced!  Not very well, either, so I had to reinforce a lot of the seams by machine.  Some of the thin fabrics were coming unsewn, but I fixed most of them.

I wanted to make it into an actual quilt, so in keeping with the vintage theme, I bought some vintage print sheets at Goodwill Outlet on another trip, all of the same floral pattern, and had enough to do the backing of the quilt and maybe a matching something-or-other later on.  I pinned the layers together with some warm-and-natural quilt batting and machine quilted the whole thing!  Which took a long time since I did a lot of rows, but I didn't care enough to do hand-quilting!  Then I bound the edges with double-fold bias tape, but I didn't have enough of any one color, so I used four different colors, one on each side!  Funky and multi-colored.
Such bright and fun colors!
It's going to go in our bedroom, probably, although it's only a twin so it'll be a throw kind of blanket.  We're painting the walls pure white and going for a sort of Danish modern simple look in there, so the pop of color will be really fun, I think!

20 comments

  1. this is BEAUTIFUL!!! what a great find!

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  2. I once bought an quilt at a thrift shop that was all done in pinks. Those gingham squares reminded me of it. It was only a twin size as well, and I used to love to snuggle up with it on the sofa while watching TV. That poor thing was pretty thread bare when I bought it originally, for only $1.00, but I knew it had more love in it, and I used it for about 3 years or so before I finally decided to put it to rest.

    I think you've got yourself a gem there with yours. I love all the old willy-nilly colors and pattern too. Gives it character! Enjoy! :o)

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  3. great rescue! Doesn't it make you wonder who started it, and what she would think of you finishing it now?

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  4. Such a cute quilt!
    I'm working on hand-piecing a hexagon quilt top, myself.

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  5. I bought a quilt topper from an antique store a couple months ago and it is almost identical to the one you found! It has the exact same turquoise check print, the red print with the swirls, and many of the same colors. I think they were seperated at birth. Yours is beautiful :) Mine is still a WIP.

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  6. Fantastic find. Would have picked it up in a heartbeat!

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  7. wow! This is amazing! Im so inspired by you :)

    Patrizia

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  8. Love scrappy quilts! Love quilts that aren't perfect! It's a snuggler.

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  9. beautiful...I love the bright funky colors.
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    Julie

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  10. Cute! I love the idea of an almost all-white bedroom with this quilt as the focal point!

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  11. I LOVE vintage, colorful quilts like this! I made one for my boyfriend for his birthday last year (not vintage, but the same feel). So pretty!

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  12. The quilt top is awesome!!! Well done on the quilting, the lines you have sewn are perfect for the 4-block pattern. Great find! Sam xox

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  13. This turned out so bright and happy! I think that it will be the perfect accent in your new Danish-themed room!

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  14. Wow! It's lovely! I am always amazed at all of you quilters.

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  15. This is so great! Quilting is such a mystery to me, so I'm always awed by gorgeous quilts. Your Goodwill-shopping skills always impress me, too.

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  16. Oh it's lovely! It reminds me of one at my grandmother's house when I was little.

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  17. Extremely colorful design. Very eyecatching as well. Nice post

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  18. really cute retro colorful style , i like it

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  19. there's nothing like the fashion of the 60's it, looks so good

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