Friday, February 8, 2013

The Sum of its Parts


You may remember my "This Old Quilt" post a while back HERE and HERE.


I took an old quilt top with lots of issues and cut it up.


What a happy project to work on.  The top has been done since October.


I hope to take it to get it quilted next month.  I have another project in parts using more of the same old quilt.  It's being patient with me.

To finish the quote: "The sum is greater than all of its parts."  I agree.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

26 comments:

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

It is quite stunning!!

stitchinpenny said...

What a very cool concept. Love it.

Rebecca said...

Once you bite the bullet and cut into a quilt top or flimisy.... its a very freeing experiance dont you think?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a beautiful way to use an old quilt!

Maja said...

So nice,Stephanie!
I really like this Court House Steps blocks.

Kaaren said...

Oh so pretty! Love the retro-looking colors. How big is it? It would look great on my kitchen table!

Heidi said...

what a joyful top ! WE all knew, you'd make something beautiful out of it :-)
Can't wait to see the other project

lindsey said...

Lovely fabrics, lovely quilt.

Ulla said...

Great change, you did a wonderful job.

Solstitches said...

What's old is new again and what a beautiful job you did.
I love the bright, happy colours.
Margaret

Cille said...

Oh wow! Honestly... When you first said you were taking the old quilt apart I had some doubts about the outcome. However, I'm really blown away by your new quilt. It is perfect and there are so any different elements I love. The color pops, the background, the simplicity and yet very visual graphical effect. Beautiful Stephanie. Very inspiriring....

Lynn said...

Wow!! I was wondering what the old quilt top was going to become. I really like the way you've highlighted the pieces from it. Also your use of lighter fabrics give it a vintagy feel. And of course love the polka dots in it!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love this! Nothing better than polka dots to go with vintage.

Carrie P. said...

such a great way to use good parts of an old quilt. Turned out great.

Candace said...

I can just hear the old quilt sighing with relief at it's bright new life! It's so bright and cheery! Great job!
Cheers!

Sandy said...

That is amazing...love the color plan.

AnnieO said...

Love the bright mix of colors and patterns--great rescue mission :)

jody said...

hi steph,love the quilt and nice vintage fabrics. wow sounds like you had an adventure trying to get home! glad you are well and abby is a happy girl! enjoy your day!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Wow, Stephanie! Love the fabric you chose. This is very cool.

September Violets said...

I love the way you've incorporated the small bits of old quilt ... just enough to make you look twice and smile :) Wendy

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Little Busy Bee said...

It looks so pretty, I knew you'd do a great job!

Sherri said...

So beautiful! I attended a lecture the other day and saw so many antique quilts that had been beautifully restored and hand-quilted. The speaker also cuts up old quilts when they are beyond saving the entire quilt. She has framed them and used bits and pieces in new quilts as you did.

MamaT said...

What a great idea!

pratima said...

Super sweet, Stephanie!! Gorgeous colors and a wonderfully fun pattern!

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