Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Repurposed quilt top - sugar loaf triangles.

Way back in October I bought this star quilt top at the flea market. Stars are always wonky, you can see how it overlaps itself laying there.  There are some really great facebook groups and books where quilters reimagine vintage quilt pieces, so I decided to take the plunge with this one. After a short period of pondering I cut it up into triangle sections.

Getting it together was a challenge, because, well, wonky!

I have lost a few points here or there.

Then I had a GIANT disaster.

For some reason the backing fabric I bought at Joann would not adhere with my 505 spray.  I didn't realize how big of a problem this was though until AFTER I had quilted it!

I had to rip the ENTIRE quilt apart and do it again!

Then when I was taking these snowy photos I realized it has the same problem I have had once before - for some reason the fabric I used to put it together has discolored and has light and dark patches. I still have no idea what causes this.

What a giant disappointment that is.  This quilt is intended to be a gift and I am still pondering what to do with it.

Had it been all new fabric I would have honestly thrown it away after the first problem that required all that ripping.

So, for now, it sits.

Sugar loaf
Started Oct 2018
Finished Dec 2018
Vintage quilt top blocks
Cotton batt

Machine quilted
Blocks were hand pieced by original maker

1 comment:

Hi there. What say you?