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 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). So go visit her and have a look around — you’ll be inspired!