Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Playing around with vintage sheets

When I first started sewing again a few years ago, I had a very small fabric budget and was scared to actually cut into expensive fabric store fabric.  What if I messed it up??  The first blog I started reading back in the day was Oh,Fransson! and Elizabeth had a great quilt using vintage sheets.  I started finding them at thrift shops and even participated in a couple rounds of vintage sheet swaps on Flickr.  I didn't get around to using a lot of them before I moved, so I gave some away and kept my favorites.



Fast forward a year or two and I was cleaning out my sewing area.  I found my favorite vintage sheet bundle and the Planetarium quilt from The Practical Guide to Patchwork was the perfect use for these great pieces!  I am very impatient and couldn't make 160 hourglass blocks before putting together one whole block.  So here's what I've come up with.  The original quilt used solids to frame the blocks, but I'm on a fabric diet and decided to use my stash.  I love Lizzy House jewels!  Only 15 more blocks to go... :)

4 comments:

Cloud CouCou said...

Looks great....those colours are gorgeous!

Jane said...

Love vintage sheet quilts and your block looks great!

Sara said...

so pretty...i love vintage sheets as well. i'm working on a vintage sheet tumbler quilt, almost done the top. vintage is addictive!

Claire Jain said...

Love it! I think vintage sheets are so pretty, but I never think to look for them. I should change this :-D

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