I enjoy the occasional thrift shop treasure hunt, and each time I go hunting I can't resist checking out the old linens and craft supplies. Over the years, I've accumulated a stash of vintage textiles and I decided that it's time I worked those textiles into a quilt. FYI - other great sources for vintage fabrics are: yard sales, Etsy, and my personal favourite: Mom's 1980's era craft supply hoard.
I decided on a simple design - HSTs paired with Kona Bleached White. The crisp white contrasts nicely with the sometimes muddy vintage colour combos, and the negative space balances well with the busy patterns. In order to minimize the chaos factor, I've created blocks constructed of 4 matching HST units.
I'm liking the way these block look set on point - but what to do about the setting triangles around the edges? Maybe a pale apricot? pistachio green? or keep it simple with more white? Thoughts or suggestions are most welcome and appreciated!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
PS: It feels wrong to consider the eighties vintage, doesn't it?