Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vintage Sheet Finds

I had a great week at the thrift stores. Sometimes I go weeks without finding anything. I think I now own around 30 sheets and about 6 pillowcases. Time to make a few more quilts! :)

I don't think these two are very "vintage" but they were in great condition and I can definitely see using them on the back of a quilt!

This is definitely one of my favourites!

These two pillowcases were in great condition also. I already own the pink, blue and yellow sheets in the same pattern.

Another favourite.

Again, this one isn't vintage but it was too cute to pass up! I can see using it as binding or backing. Plus, it's purple!

Here's my entire sheet stash. I have my work cut out for me!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vintage Sheet Baby Quilt Finished!

It's done!

It's actually been done for about 10 days. I was waiting to get a photo outside but it's been so stinking cold (it went down to -24 Celsius last night without the windchill!) that I finally settled on taping it to the wall to get a decent shot of the entire quilt!

I love this quilt! I'm not sure if it's the simple design, the vintage sheets or how little it cost, but I have plans to make more for sure.

Now all it needs is baby :)

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fabric Necklace

Some necklaces I made.

My mom first made these about 15 years ago. All of hers had beads. I thought I'd like them tied too. I'm starting to list some of them in my shop.

I also finished my vintage linens baby quilt but I'm waiting for a nice day to try and take pictures outside. Soon, I hope! :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vintage Linens Baby Quilt

I started a new quilt on the weekend. I decided to use vintage/thrifted bed linens (I now own around 20 sheets and a few pillow cases too!). Here is the quilt top finished.

The last few quilt tops I've made are still waiting to be basted and quilted, but this one is already about half quilted! In the past I've done all my quilting on my mom's Bernina, but she lives 25 minutes away and I really wanted to be able to quilt this one at home. I've only ever straight line quilted and that's what I had planned for this quilt. I have a walking foot for my Kenmore but it is having feed dog issues and the stitch length was all wonky. At the last minute I decided to try stippling with the darning foot. After practicing on a 6" x 6" piece I went for it!

It's definitely not perfect. A couple of times I've made loops or crossed over stitching, but overall, I'm really happy with it. My wrists, on the other hand, aren't so happy. I think it's just a pregnancy thing :)

Hopefully I'll have pictures of the finished quilt in the next few days. It'll feel good to have a finished quilt!

Have a great day!


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