Friday, October 8, 2010

vintage sheet quilt


Fifty-six 10.5" vintage sheet squares were cut yonks ago and were awaiting my be-botheredness and free time. This week, being school holidays, I found time to decide on the arrangement above and sew up the strips.


...... and before I knew it the top was finished! It reminded me that the sewing up stage is a super quick one, its the effort that goes into the cutting which takes the most time. Because it will be a picnic blanket I'm going to try and find a hard waring but thin batting, then bind it in whatever I have in my fabric collection to save money. Perhaps hot orange/pink .....?

12 comments:

  1. Wow - all those gorgeous colours and patterns all together - enchanting.

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  2. It looks faband it going to be great when it is finished.

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  3. If you want it to be tough, you might think about thrifting a wool blacket to use as batting. I have a few vintage quilts that use blankets instead of batting, and they've held up very well.

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  4. Lovely! I have half made a picnic blanket with all my fat quarters from the fat quarter swap too. And now that we're finally getting some picnic weather I might try and finish it.

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  5. Very lovely! Yes, I think hot orange/pink binding would make the perfect picnic blanket edge! Won't it look summery against green grass?

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  6. I love vintage fabrics - it's so nice to think of their 'story' continuing :-)

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  7. Thanks for the photos , looks beautiful xx

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  8. Yay, to be botheredness- can I have some?

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  9. That's going to be amazing when it's finished - what a lovely way to re-purpose vintage fabric! :)

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  10. those designs are deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious! loveliness at it's finest.

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