Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vintage (and Reproduction) Diamonds ...

For my Vintage Diamonds English Paper Piecing project, I mentioned that I was thinking about buying some reproduction 1930s fabric, so I'd have more volume and more variety in the project. So, I picked some fabric (on eBay) and was so excited to get a tiny stack of fabric in the mail!

Vintage and Reproduction Diamonds

I'm loving the rainbow-y look! I bought a stack of 40 squares that measure 4 1/2 inches each ... So, out of each square, I cut three diamonds, and there's a little scrap leftover from each that will work with my mini-hexagon project

Reproduction Fabric Diamonds

The perfectionist in me wanted to keep the "real" vintage-fabric part of the project separate from the "fake" vintage (reproduction fabric) part of the project. Like maybe using the real vintage fabric as the centerpiece of the quilt, and the reproduction fabric for an elaborate border. But I'm getting over that, and I'm liking the depth that the added fabrics give the ones I had.

Vintage & Reproduction English Paper Piecing Diamonds


The progress is fun to see! This makes five completed diamond-stars, up from the three I mentioned in last week's post!
Take Your Time Tuesdays are a fun place to see hand-stitched work at So Happy To Sew!
I'll be linking this post to this week's Take Your Time Tuesday!




Also, Work In Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced shows lots of other quilters' works in progress ... I'm also linking this post to this week's Work In Progress Wednesday. Check the link or button to see the latest!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

6 comments:

  1. So pretty!!! Nice vintage lot! You are inspiring me to pick up an old UFO with this. I did one of these as my first projects, but didn't paper piece it. Scared....

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  2. Don't you love paper piecing! I am working on a mini-hexagon quilt. I might take me a lifetime to finish but it sure will be awesome when it's finished. :)

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  3. Lucky to have the vintages! I'm jealous :)

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  4. Those are beautiful fabrics. I like how you've pieced the diamonds together so that the middle becomes a hexagon. Lovely!

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  5. The fabrics are gorgeous, and the combination of them works really well! Nice job.

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  6. I'm making the same quilt for my great-niece only mine is opposite to yours with the centre of my stars coloured/patterned material surrounded by white. I am getting there slowly too, hopefully she won't be grown up by the time I finish it lol.

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