Vintage 1980 quilt

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This Vintage 1980 quilt has to be one of my oldest quilts. I only knew one woman who made baby quilts so I just kind of made up my “quilt” rules as I went. We still use this beautiful quilt!

Vintage 1980 quilt

I thought I would share another of my old quilts. This one was made around 1980 when I was finding all kinds of neat sheets that I thought would be perfect for quilts. I used full-size sheets.

Vintage 1980 quilt

The white print was fabric I bought, and the quality of it is not nearly as good as the sheets. I used a high loft batting to make this a comforter type of quilt.

Vintage 1980 quilt

The pattern kind of looks like a giant 9-patch repeat with some strips of the red sheet fabric to border it. I have a feeling I wanted to make a fast quilt. Can you see the large zig-zag stitching I used to hold the layers together? There is no binding, I sewed up 3 sides and then turned down the 4th side envelope style and top-stitched it.

Vintage 1980 quilt

This quilt has gotten a lot of use over the years and continues to hold up well. It is a favorite for picnics or when you just want a warm, cuddly quilt. It will never win any awards and isn’t perfect…..which doesn’t matter.

Vintage 1980 quilt

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5 Comments

  1. Val's Quilting Studio says:

    2011…..how fun to rejuvenate this post!! Thanks for sharing COnnie!!

  2. It's a striking quilt and a treasure from your past. Isn't it great that you can still enjoy it.

  3. Love the colours and I quite like the pattern – would be great when you have a fabric with a large print that you really love!

  4. Hi Connie. Aren't vintage quilts great? I shared some treasures on my blog as well. Have a greg day!

  5. It is a great vintage quilt and I love red and white together !