Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vintage Sheet Quilt Progress


First of all, can I just say how happy I am that today is March 1st?  The sun is shining and I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I've been inching along with my latest vintage sheet quilt.  The top would probably be finished, if it weren't for the fact that I ran out of Kona Ash.  I had a 50% off coupon, so I headed to Joann's to stock up and they were completely sold out. Bummer.  I ended up buying some on Etsy and now I am just waiting for the package to come.  The hard thing about buying online is you miss out on instant gratification.  But, I sure do like the shopping hours. 

I wanted to show you the progress I've made, but trying to find a place to display a queen sized quilt proved difficult.  First I tried the bed...


Next I draped it from the china cabinet in the living room...


Finally, I just hung it from a wall in my sewing room...


(the pattern is one I sketched up a few months ago - you can see it here)

I still need to add the top and bottom rows.  By the time it is finished, it will have outgrown the wall. I am already feeling a little intimidated just thinking about the effort the actual quilting will require.

We are in the process of refinishing furniture for our master bedroom. Everything will be white. I plan on having all white linens as well - comforter, bed skirt etc. To mix it up a bit, my goal is to make a different quilt for each season, and this vintage sheet quilt is what I have in mind for spring.  After the cold, gray winter, I am ready for color.  Flowers too. 

The question is, can I get it all done (quilt & furniture) by the time Spring officially arrives?

8 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I admire those that can piece together quilts.

It's going to be a big project to finish. Yikes.
BUT it will be so worth it when it's done.

Happy 1st day of March!

liz said...

I love, love, love this!

Di~ said...

OK Hideaway I LOVE this quilt! Not sure I've seen this pattern before? what is it? Good luck.

Des said...

I love how you've staggered them. I'm interested in the pattern, as well. Or did you just brilliantly do it in your head?? You are that awesome.

heidivee said...

You never cease to amaze me, Natalie. :)
We just bought bedroom furniture (we were using Mike's parents old stuff, made it 1967. Before I was born) and it's white and I LOVE it. Can't wait to see yours. I am searching for a quilt/linens for the bed and am thinking I might have to make something because I can't find anything I love. Good luck with your quilt. Can't wait to see it all done.

Andi said...

It's very beautiful!!

Jaime Escalante said...

I wish we lived closer to each other and could get together for quilt making parties. You are so talented! That is going to be the perfect spring bedspread.

christina said...

I *have* to make this quilt. Absolutely *have* to. Do you have a pattern?