I have some fun and funky quilt blocks made from fabrics in the 1960s and 1970s for you to consider in your projects! The hard work is all done! The strips are sewn, squares assembled. All you need to do is work your magic and piece this into something awesome!
I am not a quilter, but I can imagine the satisfaction of finishing a crazy quilt like this. This is for a listing of 47 quilt blocks in a strip pattern. The general size of each block is 6 inches x 6 inches. Some here and there are just at 6 inches, but most are 6.25-6.75+ inches. Every now and then you get one cut a little funky, sewn a little sloppy, trimmed wonky, but all in all most are good solid squares and will be great to work with. The stitching is not always perfect, and sometimes the thread is different colors, but I think it just makes for an extra "crazy" crazy quilt!
The bed in the picture is a Queen size bed, to help with perspective. I'd love to know what you do...
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Details for this listing:
- 47 quilt blocks in a strip pattern (34 are not sewn together and 13 are sewn into the beginning of a block quilt)
- 6x6 inch quilt block size
- random bed sheet backing
- random fabric scraps, some partially sewn
I wish I knew more of the story for these. I have several listings of these quilt blocks going up. My theory is that a younger child was learning to sew and ended up practicing on quilt blocks made out of great grandma's old fashion statements, but they practiced for so long that they never made it to the actual quilt construction OR my other thought is that an older quilter took this hobby up in the 1960s or 1970s when these wild fabrics were quite popular. Maybe the increase in skill level as I was sorting and photographing these blocks was actually a decline in skill as the quilter aged. We will never know, but I can imagine either quilter would have loved to see these finished... effort, toil, and an awesome item that you made yourself! <3
Either way, I love the upcycled nature of these quilt blocks. In addition to the funky fabrics showcased on the front in a variety of polyster, polyster blends, poly knits and more, the backing for the blocks range from bed sheets (some in bad condition, but most not) to funky pillowcases, possibly some tablecloths in there, too. While you can tell the backing materials are used, they are indeed clean, as all the quilt blocks are.
Visit my CREATE! section to find other quilt blocks for your projects!
NOTE: This is a HEAVY item!
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For my paper items: I try to show any markings, creasing, tears or stains on my cards and items, but do not hesitate to contact me for a better description of any listing. These are mostly vintage cards, many stored for a very long time. In listings where you do not see the back or the inside of the card, do not assume it is 100% perfect. Most are in great shape, but a back might have an old elastic stain or a stray bit of old tape. There may be other small age marks/stains on a few, but not detracting from the images. Those imperfections are not common in my inventory, but you should expect that is possible with old paper and stationery from personal collections. I look for and find great items, and I try to represent their flaws well.
For my non-paper items: While my paper goods often come from my own personal collection, I find most of my non-paper goods elsewhere. I always look for good, clean items and try to fully disclose any and all flaws in my descriptions. Some items are very old, and their age shows - but all are in good vintage condition. Please contact me with any questions that you have!
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