Saturday, March 12, 2011

Recycling Vintage Quilt Scraps

Yesterday, I took a short train ride east to Dallas to join my some of my Dallas Modern Quilt Guild friends and enjoy the Dallas Quilt Show.  These girls are too much fun, as evidenced above by the priceless greeting I received as I stepped off the train.  After a big breakfast at the delicious greasy spoon, Mama's Daughters Diner, we were off to the show.

I did exceptionally well showing restraint while shopping (see, I only bought a few FQs), but an antique quilt dealer from Austin had some inexpensive quilt goodies I could not resist. One of my purchases was a large bag of quilt scraps for $4.

They really are scraps, but I knew there would be something in there I could work with.
Last night, I sewed the scraps together by butting the freshly cut edges together and zig-zag stitching over the join with some fabric on the backside to help stabilize the seam.

Here's the finished mini-quilt; it's just under 15" square. I had enough of the red floral (with it's original binding attached!) to use as the outside once I pieced a little of it together. I love that it has all of it's original hand stitching and batting inside.

As for the quilt show, we had a wonderful day and even ended up back at the diner for some pie in the afternoon.  Thanks for letting me hang out with you girls!