Pieces From the Past Quilt Top Finish

I realized that I forgot to share our finished quilt top from the Pieces From the Past sew-along. We worked last weekend on getting the sashing added and all 20 blocks in a pleasing layout. Melva at Melva Loves Scraps has had an ongoing sew-along with a wrap-up post just last week. If you haven’t seen any of her posts, you should take a moment and check them out. Not only did she share blocks and piecing instructions, but she also shared letters from POWs written to her grandparents. What a lovely pieces of history she has shared with the letters!

Pieces Favorite Blocks

Of the twenty blocks, several of them really became my favorite as I was sewing them. Here is one that I just adore called the Double-T.

Another one I love is called The Dragon Fly and I especially adore the fabrics Sue selected.

I could go on and on but I won’t bore you with more! Melva through a few paper pieced blocks into the mix . . . and I played along gamely. How about that – one of my favorite blocks IS a paper pieced one. Thank you, Melva!

Pieces Layout

Around the release of the fourteenth block, Melva shared her layout as well as details for the sashing strips. For some reason, we wanted to wait until we saw all the blocks before we started adding sashing. As if we would use any other color but white for sashing . . . we came to our senses last weekend.

We tried a few different layouts on the design wall. All other blocks had to be cleared off because this is a large and generous lap quilt! This is also a good chance to see the embroidered block which was so fun to make.

A Pieces Quilt Top

We are happy to share our finished quilt top with you today. It may not be everyone’s cuppa but we are thrilled with the modern vibe on these traditional blocks.

We even wrapped up all the sewing AFTER our littles left on Sunday. Oops – you’ll notice the photo is upside-down – look at that sailboat block!! I tried just turning the photo around but it looks funny so you’ll have to enjoy a good laugh. Thank you again, Melva! We had fun – and she is starting another sew-along, if you are interested.

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13 Responses

  1. Denise says:

    Have I really been absent this long? Beautiful finish here too.

  2. I love the splash of color and there is so much to look at including the delicately embroidered block daintily sitting in the midst of all the show-off blocks. Bright, Cheerful and just so upbeat. So you!!!

  3. This is awesome!!! I loved watching it come together – and all the colors you used are just perfect together! I agree – the white made a great sashing!! Good job!!

  4. Marti says:

    I like the colors and scale of this quilt. Very nice!

  5. Deb in Canada says:

    Hiya! I did both the double T and the dragon fly ( I called it double canoe) in a sampler. Definitely love that quilt top!

  6. chrisknits says:

    Wonderful job! It has a great vibe, you done good.

  7. Susan says:

    Looks really good Roseanne!


    I love the vibrant colors you chose for this quilt. It came together beautifully. And upside down or right side up, it just doesn’t matter. Now for the quilting!

  9. Those blocks just SIZZLE! I love it! You know, a lot of the antique quilts we see as muted and subdued today were made in bright and cheerful colors that have just faded drastically over time. I love what you did with this one!

  10. That’s really pretty, Roseanne! Your sashing worked perfectly to tie all those blocks together.

  11. Kathy says:

    I love the bright colors!

  12. Melva Nolan says:

    I love it! I love the bright colors and the way the blocks float with the sashing strips. Beautiful!

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