Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vintage Sheet Quilt in Blues (greens & purples too)


I told myself I couldn't start a new quilt until I finished this one.  So, my cool toned vintage sheet quilt is finally done.

Here is the front...


And the back, which I have to say is my favorite side...






When I was growing up, we would often go visit my grandparents in Idaho.  Two of the guest bedrooms in their home were called the "Green Room" and & "Blue Room", and they were filled with the "retro" (although not so retro at the time) floral linens from the 70's. Those rooms looked the exact same my whole life - their generation was not obsessed with re-decorating the way ours seems to be. This quilt reminds me of those rooms & more particularly of my grandmother, Grace.

And, because I am entranced with the sky of late, I thought I would share a little piece of yesterday with you...

6 comments:

Brenda said...

I love your quilt, it turned out great! My grandparents were the same way with decorating. I remember the guest bedrooms staying the same throughout my childhood. The picture of the skyline is beautiful!

Have a beautiful day!
Love, Brenda

Des said...

A-mazing!!! How you find those gorgeous colorful sheets, i'll never know. because they are not in MY neck of the woods.

I love the design you did.

funny, i'm really into blue/green lately, too and with this cool weather and rain everywhere i see blue green and it's so inspirational. like your clouds.

HoustonCrafter said...

Beautiful sheet quilt. I love the colors and the skyline is amazing. I am a sucker for storms!

Evelyn said...

I *adore* that quilt!! Amazing that you could collect enough really vibrant colors together to pull it off. It looks simply fantastic!

Beth at Aunties said...

Natalie, I adore and love this quilt. When I wrapped it around me today it felt like a big hug from your Grandma. I miss her and am glad you made something which is so like her:) You know you have quite a few of her characteristics.
Love the sky picture too :)

Anonymous said...

I wound up at your site because I GOOGLED..."End Table Makeover". Then found myself spending the last hour or so scrolling through all your blogs from the last 2 years.:) I love some of your ideas and projects and I too am a "Paint It" Gal. But I found this site inspirational and plan to start documenting all my makeovers, ideas and thoughts. I love re-decorating and changing things up and I look forward to sharing it. THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Sarah