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The Vintage Storybook

by Bronwyn Hartung
(Prospect, KY, USA)

The Vintage Storybook

The Vintage Storybook

My first quilting adventure was The Vintage Storybook quilt, which I made to commemorate my son's birth. The quilt was made using an Irish Chain pattern laid out in Xs and Os. I used the strip-piecing technique. I machine-quilted this 60x60 quilt in a random meandering pattern, using a multi-colored thread on the front, and a blue thread on the back.

The fabrics are brightly colored vintage-flavored prints of boys and girls at play, with accents and borders in vintage reproduction florals. The back and binding are prints of the treasured nursery rhyme, "Hey diddle diddle", in blue and red, respectively.

The quilt was bound with a continuous binding with mitred corners, and was finished by hand with a hidden stitch.

I used 1/8" unbleached cotton batting, which provides good loft and no bearding.

My son loves playing and snuggling with this quilt, and I hope he enjoys it for many years to come!

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Amazing work
by: Anonymous

This quilt is so intricate and I love the patterns and colors you chose. Really inspiring.

Great Work
by: Anonymous

Love the colors, so rich and vibrant!!

an amazing first effort
by: Anonymous

I'm impressed that this was your first quilt, looks very complicated! Good job, mama!

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