• Stephanie’s Vintage Stars

    Posted on January 2, 2014 by in Longarm Quilting, People

    As many of you may already know (or if you’re new here, I’m gonna tell you) — I love working with vintage linens, old quilt pieces, vintage fabric, orphan blocks, discarded quilt tops, and all that type of stuff, and salvaging it and turning it into new projects (usually quilts). In fact, I have an entire trunk show dedicated to that subject!

    I think I may have just met a kindred spirit in that regard — Stephanie Dunphy, from Loft Creations.

    Stephanie contacted me a few months ago, to ask if I would quilt a quilt for her. Of course, I said yes!

    And guess what?! Her quilt was a new quilt made from pieces of an old vintage quilt top, that by itself, probably would have never gotten finished. vintage+star+1

    And wait until you see the vintage quilt top she started with! It’s gorgeous! But by cutting it up, Stephanie has made more than one fabulous new quilt with it. It’s like the old quilt was an organ donor, giving life to several new quilts!

    Aside from the lovely chunks of the old quilt that are included, I love that soft blue color she used. And I’m such a sucker for polka dots — you can use them anywhere and I’m hooked! (I’m thinking about making a polka dot floor in one of my rooms — yes? no? will it drive me nuts?)

    Anyway, for more wonderful pictures of this quilt, please go visit Stephanie’s blog post about it by clicking HERE. And yes, I blatantly stole the above picture from Stephanie.

    While you’re over there, please note that Stephanie has a new book coming out, and it looks fantastic — I’m thinking I might need one. It’s called Uncommonly Corduroy, and you can pre-order signed copies on her site.

    Stephanie also sells her patterns in her Etsy Shop (such a cheery shop) and on Craftsy. So go visit her and have a look around — you’ll be inspired!

7 Responsesso far.

  1. Cindy says:

    What a great quilt! I really love the quilting.

  2. Rene' says:

    What an amazing quilt! Your quilting on Stephanie’s quilt is gorgeous too! Happy new year!

  3. Barb says:

    Polka Dot floor–YES!! Maybe not a bunch of really tiny ones, but good sized ones would be fun. And if you don’t like them, paint over them or cover them up with a rug. Give it a try!

    And your quilting is gorgeous!

  4. Kathy says:

    nice.. I have repaired a few old quilts. 1 was a 3rd generation quilt given to the daughter who is in her 70’s. and going to be passed down to her daughter who is the 4th generation. It was tricky for sure. A lot of damage. Over 150 years old.. But I did have some really nice vintage fabric which I have guarded for many years. I non acid paper. Some of it actually matched that fabric. And I even have a small stash of fabric from grain bags in my youth on the farm. Also treasure them. The other’s I had to takes completely apart and remake them. A lot of work for sure. Anyway beautiful quilt..

  5. Judy says:

    I,too, love what she did with those vintage blocks. Very inspiring.

  6. Susan says:

    Very interesting projects she used the blocks to make. Thanks for sharing the link. Your quilting of this is just lovely, too.

  7. Organ donor — I love that! I’m over the polka dot moon with this quilt and your quilting. More headed your way in the coming year. Yes, to polka dot floors that way you can’t see the dust bunnies!

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