Monday, July 16, 2012

Couple-O-Vintage Sheet Quilts

It has been a while since I have shared a project or two...or anything for that matter.  My little break ended up being a bit longer than I thought it would be and honestly it has been nice.  But, every once in a while, I still find myself wanting to share, so this morning I thought I would sit down, while my kids are still sleeping, and do just that.

I finished the vintage plus quilt not too long ago and it is my favorite of all the vintage sheet quilts I've made. So pretty, I  will definitely need to make another, because this one sold.  The sooner, the better, because now that it is gone I am going through withdrawal.

Someone pinned an image of it on Pinterest, where a sweet girl named Cori saw it and fell in love - a kindred spirit for sure. She traced it back to my blog and contacted me and asked if I could make her one. Since I can be a little slow in the quilting department, I offered to sell this one, knowing I have the supplies to reproduce it for myself later on, at my own leisurely pace.

And, since Cori is expecting her first baby (a girl) in a few months, this little patchwork vintage sheet baby quilt is for her as well.

Vintage sheets make the softest baby quilts ever.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vintage Sheet Quilt (top) #5


I started working on this vintage sheet quilt  in September.  Originally it was throw sized, but after thinking about it for a few more months, I came to the conclusion that we really don't need any more throw size quilts - especially in ultra vibrant colors that really don't match the decor of the main living areas of our home. So, I added 6 more rows and now it is large enough to work as a bed quilt - an extra wide twin.   I made my oldest daughter a vintage sheet quilt for her bedroom a couple of years ago.  Since then, I have added a lot more prints to my collection that would look fabulous in her room.  When this new one is finished, she can alternate it with the original one in her bedroom for a little variety.

I set out to make a "Plus" quilt like many I have seen on Flickr, where all of the prints fit together like pieces in a puzzle.  But, when I laid the quilt top out like that, the large prints blended together and it looked like a colorful mess.  I opted instead to add one degree of separation between fabrics with Kona Ash (still a favorite) as a buffer. 

I know - It is very similar to the queen size quilt I made last spring.  Might have something to do with the neutral I keep choosing over and over again. Next time I play with vintage sheets, I'll try to mix it up with something other than Ash. Then again, maybe not. Why mess with a good thing?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Bag and Kindle Case

My sewing machine hasn’t seen a lot of action the last couple of months.  Zero quilting action.  I am realizing it's a seasonal trend. Not a lot of play time during the busy holiday season.  I did, however, make my book loving niece a book bag and kindle case for Christmas.

Front Pocket
Back Pocket

I also cut all of the squares to make a HST Christmas Quilt, but that is far as I got.

Maybe I'll have it finished by next Christmas.  11 1/2 months should be enough time...even for me.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make it go away

The view out my bedroom window this morning.

It's feeling like December now.
 And, to pour salt on my wound, I woke up to Walking in a Winter Wonderland playing on the radio.
I am not mentally prepared for this.

If it wasn't so pretty, I'd be in a bad way.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Re-cap

 October has come and gone. 
I don't know about you, but I am feeling a little bush wacked.

At our house bush wacked means tired.
According to the on-line dictionary it means, "to fight a guerilla in the woods".
No guerillas.  No woods.
Just a lot of kids (mine, primary & school), and Halloween madness.
 I am feeling the after effects.

 The kind of madness that transformed this soccer crazed boy...
  Into this...

I never want to sew with stretchy, skin colored fabric again.
Tricky stuff.

Pirate costumes were a little easier...I just made the vests and skirt.

And the blessed little witch costume.  All I had to do was pull it out of the old costume box.

I whipped up some trick-or-treat bags last minute (Halloween afternoon - I tend to procrastinate). 

This one is a wonky Halloween version of the birthday tote I made for my owl loving daughter.

Even though it was busy we had a lot of fun. My husband had the day off work which was a real treat.  Sometimes mama needs a sidekick...especially when there is so much going on. We went to the costume parade at the school, helped out with two class parties, toasted pumpkin seeds, made yummy rolls and homemade chicken noodle soup.  The weather was so nice I actually volunteered to take the kids trick-or-treating with my good friend and her kids while my husband passed out candy. Usually I stay home to keep warm but this year we didn't even need coats.  We woke up this morning to much cooler temps. and rain that turned into snow so we lucked out.  It definitely feels like November now. As long as it doesn't feel like December anytime soon, I'll be OK.  I'm not ready for that kind of madness yet!

Our little witch was bush wacked too.