chambray + vintage patchwork


Without expecting it, this quilt has become my current favorite. The chambray and those vintage fabrics make me happy, and it’s surprisingly soft, too! I told Morgan it could be his, then promptly claimed it as mine once it made its way to the couch.


I backed this one with a fabric I ordered from Westwood Acres when they had a sale on yardage. I wasn’t as fond of it as I thought when it arrived, as it was more beige than I expected, but as it turns out, a good match with these vintage blocks. There’s one bright red square in one of the blocks, so I quite like the pairing. (Previous post about this quilt, along with a full shot of the top, can be found here).


It has a number of stains, and the hand sewn blocks will definitely need some repair (in some places sooner than later!), but I think it adds to the charm. I love that it already feels a bit worn and broken in. I like to think that the person who made these quilt blocks would be happy to know they’ve found their way into a quilt and are being used and loved!

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8 Responses to chambray + vintage patchwork

  1. 1
    Kat says:

    What a cozy, cool quilt! Great way to give some old patchwork new life.

  2. 2
    Jeni says:

    Love how you used these sweet blocks. That backing is perfect!

  3. 3
    Jan Altomare says:

    It looks so soft an cozy. I can see why it is your favorite.

  4. 4
    Patricia says:

    Great job, I can almost feel the comfort.

  5. 5
    Rosemary Bolton says:

    Super pretty. I love the pattern and the fabrics are so cozy together

  6. 6
    Diana says:

    Can we get a full shot of the quilt? It looks very cozy~

  7. 7
    Amy says:

    This is so beautiful! I love how the backing fabric works with the vintage blocks!

  8. 8
    jody deschenes says:

    you are absolutely right someone’s heart would be filled to know where their blocks ended up! good for you for embracing the imperfect because of it’s history, charm & REALness <3

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