Friday, April 30, 2010
Making an Instant Vintage Quilt
When I created this patriotic little quilt - I wanted it to look like something that would have been made in 1876. A mini quilt that celebrated our nations 100th Birthday. The reproduction fabrics and elaborate hand quilting on this tiny piece definately helped - but I wanted it to look even more vintage.
So I went online and purchased a package of a product called Instant Vintage from one of my very favorite quilt shops. The instructions were easy, just add the powder provided to 4 cups hot water. I must admit - I was a bit petrified the staining would take away some of the charm of my stitching. So I only made the solution 1/2 strength. (added only half the powder to the 4 cups hot water) But look how nicely it turned out:
Here is a slideshow I created of the entire EASY process:
I hung my little quilt outside to dry and this is my finished "Instant Vintage" quilt.
If you'd like to give this method a try you can find the Instant Vintage powder online at Temecula Quilt Company www.temeculaquiltco.com
The owner is Sheryl Johnson - be sure to check out her great blog too: temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/
Till next time...May all your Quilts be treasures!