What to do with those precious left-over scraps of never-to-be-repeated vintage fabric?

I decided that a quilt would be a good way to preserve mine, rather than trying to incorporate them into garments that would probably not stand the test of time.

Starting with a small piece of ’60s cotton in orange/ brown/ yellow/ lime green, I added other fabrics from my stash of scraps until the mix was pleasing. I did need to supplement the vintage fabrics with some new patchwork cottons, to “fill in the gaps”.

I had a lovely ’70s flower-power single sheet, just perfect for the backing!

The 6 inch squares were machine stitched together, then hand basted to the batting and the sheet, ready to hand-quilt. This took over a year – I thought it would never end….but finally, it’s finished!

Hand quilting

I’m glad I hand quilted, even though it was a pain, I’m happy with the results.

Vintage sheet for backing

The finished quilt