Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival


For Blogger's Quilt Festival,  I've decided to share the vintage sheet quilt I finished in April (sorry for the repetition if you read my earlier post about this quilt). This quilt is the product of two years of diligently searching for and collecting beautiful, vibrant linens from yester-year. This is my 3rd vintage sheet quilt (first here, second here).  Since this one was for my bedroom, I was very discriminating - only my favorite sheets made the final cut. Some of them are the same ones my sweet grandmother used in her home (blues and greens) and I think of her when I see them.


I started working on it last fall and it was on my sewing table for quite a while. At queen size, it is the largest quilt I have made. Machine quilting it on my domestic machine was a bit challenging - I am sure my lines are a little more wonky than straight in places, but I was wrestling with mountains of fabric and bulk (or so it seemed). The design is one I sketched up one day. I used Kona Ash for the solid.


It has been on my bed for almost 2 months, and it still makes me happy.


36 comments:

Marci Girl said...

How is it that you don't have any comments yet? Well it is beautiful, I love it! I can not believe you wrestled this baby on a regular machine to quilt it, you are brave! I am currently gathering vintage sheets to make a quilt too!

Jane said...

Oh, I can see why it makes you happy! It makes me happy! Love the vintage. Just started collecting some myself but I've never come across anything so vibrant as yours. Good job!

Teresa said...

I love it! Your design is really cool and I love your quilting. (when my lines get a little wonky I tell my husband they are 'organic')
This quilt is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

This is gorgeous! How wonderful to retreat to a bedroom with such a wonderful quilt to cuddle with!

melissa said...

I am a real sucker for vintage sheets and this quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Leila said...

With such a cheerful quilt to wake up to how could it not make you happy!

Karen said...

You used a wonderful selection of vintage sheets in your quilt. I fully understand how it makes you happy. Its a happy quilt.

Becky said...

Oh so cool! I always see people talking about collecting these sheets, but I hadn't seen anything made from them yet! This is beautiful!

Jolanda said...

Lovely fabrics and lovely quilt:)

fallingforpieces said...

This is just stunning! I love the pattern, the sheets, and the sentiment of using being reminded of your grandmother.

Lotti said...

I love how you have recycled these bed linens, this quilt is beautiful

Helene | 25reasons said...

It so is a happy quilt! really pretty, and beautifully done! I love the matching pillowcases too.

Lisa said...

What a lovely quilt! Where do you collect your vintage sheets from? They are so bright and cheery. And to have your grandmother's sheets in there makes it so special. Kudos to you!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a beautiful quilt!! I love the pattern and of course those vintage sheets are so dreamy!! I'm sure it'll make you happy for a very long time.

Debbie said...

Oh how sweet! I love how you modernized it with the gray! Looks fantastic on your bed with the coordinating shams & pillow. Nice!

stitchinpenny said...

It makes me happy Too. Beautiful quilt.

Melinda said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I haven't worked with vintage sheets yet. This really makes me want to give it a try.

Katie B. said...

This quilt makes me happy too! It's beautiful.

Laurel H. said...

This IS a happy quilt! And it's so special, as you think of your grandmother when you see it.

liz said...

I love your quilt. Stunning!

Wendy said...

very, very cool! even better that it makes you happy :) Yay you!!

Eileen said...

Love your quilt and the story with it. It's so bright and like your pattern. Lovely! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

This is such a beautiful fresh and colourful quilt. Love the way you have used the fabrics you have collected.

Sara said...

You hit me with this one--IN love!!! You did a WONDERFUL job on the quilting and this quilt sings to me!!

bearpaw said...

love this quilt - so soft and feminine! I haven't been really getting this whole vintage sheet obsession, but this quilt has nearly sold me on them - better go and check my parents cupboards!

Annie said...

I love the colors in this quilt! I've looked in my local thrift shops at the sheets and never do I find any I want to take home. They are always worn, faded, stained, or smell like old polyester. Not what I want to use in a quilt!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love it. you could tell it was vintage from looking at it and it's just beautiful!

Kelly Rachel said...

WOW!!! I LOVE it!! Your 2 years collecting fabrics made for a very stunning quilt. The Kona Ash sets it off perfectly, and I love the quilting! 10/10!!!

Hollie said...

What a stunning quilt. I love how you utilized the vintage sheets.

Elizabeth D. said...

This is SO gorgeous! I love it! Two years well worth it, if you ask me, wow. Vintage sheets can be just so pretty! This quilt is so colorful and happy :)

Sandra said...

What a perfect quilt for springtime, I can almost smell the flowers and hear bees buzzing. Vintage sheeting is quite fun. I'm more into fabrics from 1830's but I do see their charm.
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Carla said...

It would make me happy if I had this waiting for me at bed time. I simply love this beautiful quilt you made! I love the pattern, fabrics, solid, all of it! Thanks for sharing :o)

Sherry said...

Beautiful quilt - Great job!

Leslie said...

this is so stunning. i have made a vintage sheet quilt and have another in process...however this is just amazing. i love how bright and alive it is.

Stephanie said...

This is SUCH an amazing quilt! Did you ever share/publish a pattern? I'd love to make one. Thanks! :)

sj noir said...

This is so cute! I want one on my bed NOW! Oneday when my skills are good, I will have a lovely and bright, home made quilt just like this :)