Vintage Spin Quilt Top
Way back in 2016 (what? how has it been so long?) I attended a quilt workshop with Kathy Doughty. I loved every minute. She taught two different classes, and in my eagerness I began three different projects during the workshops. This Vintage Spin quilt top was one of them. The pattern is in her book Adding Layers.
I know, I know. I have a problem with starting new projects. But I had a good excuse: I wanted to try everything she was teaching. So I did exactly that.
I’d never made a dresden before, and it sounded really cool to square it up after sewing. And if you know me well, you know that I love vintage things, so putting a “spin” on vintage was right up my alley. So I made two blocks, cut them into squares, and then folded them up and put them away. For about 2 years.
Last year I went through all my Art Gallery fabrics and cut the wedges. There are a few prints from other manufacturers, but this is mostly Art Gallery prints. I have a monthly sewing night with a group of friends, and I’m more effective on those nights if I have a project that stays in a box and only gets worked on when I’m there. I cut it in advance, and make sure it’s not so complex that lively conversation will cause me to make major errors. Then over several months I work away at it until I have a finished quilt top.
That’s the story of this quilt top. After finishing the blocks I squared them up and stitched the center circles on. Before I knew it all the blocks were sewn together and suddenly I had one less work in progress!
This Vintage Spin Quilt top is a happy one. I love all the movement between the blocks, the floral centers, and the colors. It reminds me of spring.