Vintage Quilt Inspiration

Raise your hand if you like vintage quilts.  I happen to love vintage quilts and I’m always on the lookout for them.  I love seeing the fabrics used – much of which is feedsack fabric – and I love how they can provide lots of inspiration for making new quilts.

I’ve done a blog post about vintage/antique quilts before, but that was back in December of 2014.  So, I thought it was time for another one.

I was in Iowa last month to go an Iowa football game (Go Hawks!) and to visit family.  While I was there, I spent an afternoon antiquing with my mom and the antique stores we went to were full of old quilts.  I just had to take a few pics of my favorites to share with all of you.  Check out the beauties I found.

First up is this purple star quilt.  I looove this one and it kind of makes me want to order some English paper pieces and make my own version.

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This fan quilt was in pretty bad shape, but I loved the feedsack fabric so much I had to grab a picture of one of the fans that looked good.

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I’ve seen versions of this circle-style quilt before and I’ve had a similar one on my quilt to-do list for ever.

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I love how the quilt maker used the colored fabrics for the background.  Here’s a close-up so you can see.

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Here’s another version of a star quilt with the most beautiful shade of green as the background fabric.

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This is another quilt that wasn’t in the best shape, but I had never seen this pattern before.  Anyone know if it has a name?  I loved it!

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These shapes and piecing would take some time, but wouldn’t it be worth it in the end if you had a quilt that looked like this?

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Out of all the quilts I saw, this may have been my favorite, but I am a sucker for anything pink.

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To top it off, it was in great shape.  It was hard not to buy this one, but like I need more quilts in my apartment.

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And finally, I couldn’t leave without sharing a flower garden quilt from my antiquing excursion.  It’s such a classic and always looks gorgeous with feedsack fabrics.

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That wraps up my vintage quilt share for 2017.  Hope you enjoyed it!

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