Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vintage Blue Sheet Quilt Complete!

I finished and couldn't wait for a sunny day before taking pictures to show you my quilt made from thrifted sheets and a couple of pillowcases.
The pattern for this quilt is in the book, In Stitches. Anyone familiar with this pattern can see that I didn't use the recommended fabrics - vintage sheets are nowhere near the weight of the decorator weight fabrics shown in the book's version. I also didn't follow the directions given for assembling the quilt, which means I didn't stitch the fabrics to a foundation, I pieced them together. The quilt in the book has geometric quilting, but again I didn't quilt exactly as the book shows. When I got to the machine quilting step, from block to block I just chose a different width between stitched rows and varied the direction to keep it interesting. I wanted each block to be stitched differently and I managed to do that for every block on this quilt. I think I like the backing of the quilt as much as the front. All those rows of quilting are easier to see from the back.
I am so pleased with how my quilt turned out (I'm just sorry about the off-colour photos... we've had so many overcast days lately that I grew impatient waiting for the sun so I ended up with these poor shots in terms of colour).
It has been fun giving new life to old linens. I will definitely be making more quilts from vintage sheets. I cannot resist those retro fabrics!

21 comments:

  1. Wooonderful!!!
    I just love your quilts.
    I have lots of little bits from dofferent fabrics and as you see in my blog i'm making little things to use them. i ask myself if one day i'll make a little quilt!

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  2. That turned out beautifully. You did an amazing job and I also think the back is beautiful too. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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  3. Looks great....and it's recycling at it's best! Super quilting!

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  4. It turned out absolutely beautiful Katherine! I love the quilting. Great job!!

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  5. I can see why you wanted to get this finished. I'm with you on the vintage prints. So fun!

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  6. That is one lovely quilt. You have just been churning them out! The colors and prints are so wonderful together.

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  7. Oh Katherine! It turned out fantastic!
    I love the colors and fabric placement.
    One of these days I'll attempt a quilt...well, maybe a doll quilt. LOL

    Kimberly :)

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  8. Katherine
    I have been following with interest the putting together of this quilt and it has turned out fantastic.. such a happy summery quilt!

    congratulations!

    Lissa

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  9. Love it Katherine, fabrics, colours, quilting. Great job!

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  10. Lovely, just lovely! It looks fantastic! You have done a great job! The fabrics work brilliantly together.

    Dianne

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  11. Your vintage sheet quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Joyce in Iowa

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  12. That is just lovely! Wow! Thanks for inspiring!!

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  13. nice nice job, Katherine!!! you must be so pleased to have finished such a beautiful quilt. the quilting is fabulous...it really adds such a nice texture to the quilt.

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  14. It looks great! And I see you're already starting another quilt! I'm so behind on mine, I need your motivation lol

    Can't wait to see the next quilt!

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  15. Your quilt is gorgeous. Such a great assortment of fabric from recycled goodies. Very inspiring.

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  16. This quilt is just lovely. I love the idea of using vintage sheets. You have inspired me to try something new.

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  17. I love this! It is so pretty!

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    Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

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