When I look at this quilt, I imagine that each of these fabrics could have been a beautiful dress from decades past. So, the quilt as a whole is like stumbling upon a closet full of fabulous vintage clothing. Each block is like discovering a different fashion treasure.
Since many of the colors are rich and deep, I chose one of the lightest prints as the main backing fabric. AMH fabrics are pretty busy and have large prints, so I didn't do a lot of piecing in the backing. Just an offset stripe with the fun coral print. Here's a close-up of the two fabrics together. They play so nicely!
I'm really happy with my quilting on this one too! With bigger (bed sized) quilts, I always find it to be a little harder to keep my spacing and stitches even because the weight of the quilt can be tiresome. Even though it is well supported and I use a slider and gloves, moving that much quilt around with free-motion still takes some muscle! This quilt is a twin size, finishing at 68 x 94 inches, so I'm declaring a personal quilty victory for it!
I didn't want anything to draw the eye away from the prints in the quilt, so even though it is busy, I made a scrappy binding.
The name of this one is a nod to these gorgeous fabrics and the "past life" they have all had in my own imagination.
My mom is redoing her guest room with a cozy, vintage vibe, and is planning to use this quilt with a cream colored chenille bedspread. I think it will look right at home!
I'm linking up to several places on my Link Party page, as well as a new party- Free Motion Mavericks!