Doesn't she look pretty dancing in the breeze? Footloose and fancy free! (I'm going to have to Google the origin of that phrase, word nerd that I am...)
I am so happy that I went ahead with redoing my grandmother's quilt top rather than stuffing it back in the tote. If you missed the other posts about this quilt top, including block by block comparisons, you can find them here, here, here, here, and here.
Here's the original quilt top, made by my grandmother in the late 1960s or early 1970s:
And the updated version:
Another before and after comparison:
I took each block apart and rebuilt it, using stash or scrap fabric in place of the solid colored cross pieces.
Grandma had used a lot of red, in seven of the block centers, which I replaced with various other colors instead. I put some of the red back in via the cornerstones in the sashing.
The multicolored sashing/border print seems to tie it all together.
Special thanks to Quilt Diva Julie for the inspiration and encouragement. Her remake of "Shirley's Journey" got me thinking of the possibilities. Also thanks to Elizabeth for sending me a bit from her stash that I admired to finish the last block. Quilting friends rock!
Now it's time to whoop it up with Sarah and the gang at Confessions of a Fabric Addict!