This one is fun, fun, fun. Squares and rectangles with very little thinking (I am not overthinking any of the blocks, I just grab 2 random sets of 4 and one lone square and just go). For a long time now, I had been wanting to combine 1930s reproduction fabrics with that green. You know, that kind of vintage-y mint green that immediately brings you straight back to the past? I am really liking this so far, and I anticipate the top will be finished in no time.
With two sides of sashing (which I am sewing directly on each block), each block is 12" x 12". I have made a few more blocks since this picture was taken so I only need a few more to have 6 rows of 5 for a 63" x 75" quilt. Or maybe I'll go with 7 rows for a nice twin size 63" x 87"
Older 1930s reproduction projects
Since we are talking about the 1930s, let me introduce my earlier projects, all of which are in my daughter's bedroom. First, her baby quilt :
Which is now on her big bed because Mama's still working on her real big girl bed quilt...
Second, a quilt for her babies.
I once read this tip: when you make a baby blanket, save some scraps and make a matching doll quilt. I have only done this once, but what a great idea!
Third, a wall hanging for her bedroom and my first attempt at appliqué:
And I am slowly but surely plugging away at this one, a full-size quilt that I am hand quilting:
Despite being quite ready for the hand quilted one to be done, I am not tired of the 1930s type prints.
With all the stuff that is marketed to/for little girls, I like the innocent simplicity of these 1930s prints and patterns like the Sunbonnet Sue for a little girl's room.
I know I should now quit starting new projects and finish her overdue big girl bed quilt. I only have so many years before she outgrows these cutesy prints and wants something more grown up.
Have you made anything with 1930s prints?