Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Vintage 9-Patch Blocks Upcycled
I was in South Dakota for my uncle's funeral July 2-3. It was so good to see long lost cousins and my dear Aunt Jan. But it was a LONG drive with lots of road construction and limited computer access.
You may remember that I purchased 35 vintage 9-patch blocks at the Lincoln Quilters Guild silent auction. I believe the fabrics are from the 1940s and some of them appear to be feed sack prints (based on design, coloration, and the slightly coarse feel of feed sack fabric).
Here are three hot pads I made using some of those blocks. I used woven 100% cotton Carolina gingham for the reverse side of each mitt, and self-made binding. You can find the listing here:
I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!