Slow!

I’m working so slowly that it’s crazy for me to be looking for more inspiration but I didn’t sleep at all last night so after I finished my book, I looked at vintage quilts on eBay for a while. You know I love easy and scrappy and both of these simple quilts caught my eye. My scrap bins are full and I could cut for both of them at the same time. I won’t be ready to start a new quilt for a few weeks – I have some quilting to do, surgery next week, and will have some down time that I’ll fill with knitting … plus, I’ve just started the RWB half square triangle quilt!

I’m posting them here so they’ll be easier to find and they might just inspire you too.

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Vintage quilts found on eBay

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The windmill quilt is even Jelly Roll friendly if you wanted to just start piecing. I made this version a few years ago with a Jelly Roll. I didn’t use a light background to alternate with the Jelly Roll but knew that I’d eventually make another one with more contrast.

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8 thoughts on “Slow!

  1. Love the quilts you discovered for inspiration, and I especially like your jelly roll windmill quilt. I could easily make one with all the scraps I have in my 2.5″ strip bin. How big are the blocks?

    Best wishes on your pending surgery: I hope your recovery is smooth and complete.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! The blocks are 8 inches finished … each rectangle is cut 2.5 x 4.5 …. or if using strips, sew two together and subcut into 4.5 inch sections. Put 4 together for the block.

      Mary

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  2. It’s important to have a new project or two to look forward to when facing a scary, unpleasant
    event. It’s great that you have your knitting because I know it’s also important to you to feel productive. Many prayers for you that it will be a quick, easy surgery!

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  3. I’ve always admired that windmill quilt. I wish I could get caught up so I could start something new.
    Good luck on the surgery! I just had knee replacement so know about that downtime. I didn’t get as much done as I thought, just needed more naps. This old body needed that recovery time.

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  4. Thanks for the easy quilt inspirations. I may need to make a wedding present for 2 tall people. The windmill quilt can easily be adjusted to fit them, plus use up my abundant scraps or be done in a color theme appropriate to the couple.
    Sending prayers for a successful surgery and full recovery, as well as a virtual hug.

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  5. Praying for a rapid and complete recovery from your upcoming surgery. The vintage quilts are lovely and also inspiring.

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  6. I use the windmill pattern for my scraps also. I have 8 inch blocks I make with leftover 2.5 inch scraps, and I also make 4 inch blocks with small scraps. The 8 inches will go toward a charity quilt and the 4 inches will be a scrappy quilt for me. Best wishes on your surgery.

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