Think Spring!

Think yellow for daffodils!

This is a twin bed quilt Jim’s grandmother pieced, begun in the 1950s. The background fabric is a lovely pale lemony yellow.

Closeup of the great fabrics.

Inspired by Jim’s quilt, this is one of my early efforts.

Sparkle, made as part of my Medallion Sew-Along.

15 thoughts on “Think Spring!

  1. denmck

    I love to see pictures of vintage quilts and this one is great! You also made some really interesting quilts from that color palate. Very nice!

    1. Melanie in IA Post author

      Aren’t they pretty? I love the contrast between the soft yellow and the stronger reds, blues, turquoises in his quilt. Maybe we should think about other ways this would work…

      Thanks for taking a look.

  2. MacCupcake

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last one and it gives me some inspiration for use of my denim medallion, something similar but not quite such small pieces (too many seams for denim)…

    1. Melanie in IA Post author

      Thanks! Yes, that would be WAY too many seams for denim. But anything that spurs your thinking with new ideas has some value, yes?

      Thanks for taking a look and commenting today.

  3. shoreacres

    In your second photo, there’s a square with a bright yellow background and orange roses. I had a playsuit made from the same fabric – or a fabric so nearly the same it’s indistinguisable from this one.

    1. Melanie in IA Post author

      Do you remember how old you were? And yes, there would have been many very similar patterns for a lot of the prints then. She started his quilt in the ’50s, but it would include fabrics from the 1940s and maybe even into the ’60s.


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