Vintage Inspired

I am going to make it a point to sprinkle in some smaller posts that feature individual projects.  A full course meal is always enjoyable, but sometimes you just only want a snack!  How about something vintage inspired?

Peonies and Polka Dots

My first snack is indeed yummy – Peonies and Polka Dots is the name of the gorgeous vintage inspired quilt.  From the moment I saw it, I had the feeling that I was looking into the past. This quilt reminded me of my Great-Grandmother’s flower gardens in Illinois.

Credit for this quilt goes to Margret Lewis from the Johnson County Quilt Guild.

In 2015, I created a flower quilt – Hippie Rainbow Flowers that was beautiful but does not have the elegance of this quilt.

Peonies and Polka Dots

The quilt is quite large, being over 90″ long, but of course fit on the long arm just fine.  

Peonies and Polka Dots

I really love how the different patterns work so well together. Big peony flowers, small polka dots and a small scale floral all work in harmony.

Peonies and Polka Dots

Of course, the quilting pattern is floral – a cute daisy edge to edge doesn’t over power the beauty of the quilt itself.

Peonies and Polka Dots

From the back, the floral quilting shows up well among a small polka dot print.  So cute from this view too!

What do you think of a smaller scale post?