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Title: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Mamaphunk on May 20, 2010 08:37:56 PM
I've been spending a lot of time at thrift stores lately and have started buying up all the vintage sheets I could find to make a quilt.

I decided that since the florals are a little larger, I just did some nice basic squares to show off the deisgns. The cost of ALL the fabric of this quilt totaled $8, which in quilting world is pretty amazing.

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The back, it's just one sheet with a pretty design:


Here are a few close up shots of the blocks:




Old sheets are a polyester/cotton blend (newer sheets are mostly cotton) which gives them a really nice touch of coolness so this is a great quilt for summer!

Thanks for looking!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: teaspoonstars on May 20, 2010 08:54:01 PM
I always make sure I check out the sheets whenever I'm in a thrift store.  Most of mine end up as curtains, but I LOVE this!

I also really like the way you quilted it.  It adds a nice touch of simplicity and geometry to all those bright flowers.

This Rocks!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Mamaphunk on May 20, 2010 08:56:59 PM
Thank you!

I've done a lot of stippling on quilts in the past, wanted to mix it up a little bit!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: PixieVal on May 20, 2010 09:00:47 PM
I really love this quilt, especially that you used old sheets to make it! I can just imagine this would be perfect on a bed in the summer. I also really love how you quilted it.


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: sweet_communist on May 20, 2010 09:07:15 PM
This is beautiful.  It reminds me of a handmade quilt that I used on a bed I slept in when visiting my grandmother.  I suppose the sheets it was made with would now be considered vintage, too!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: NiinaMaria on May 21, 2010 02:31:28 AM
This is beautiful! I have started collecting vintage sheets myself for this purpose. Although with the rate I'm finding them, I'll be finished 2020.


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: sum1smuma on May 21, 2010 04:29:54 AM
Oh how beautiful! I love the nostalgia of it. It is all my childhood, happy memories in a pretty and yet usable piece.


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: spinelli320 on May 21, 2010 05:30:11 AM
Definitely has an old fashioned feel too it...  really pretty!!!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: blupaisan on May 21, 2010 06:25:45 AM
what a feast for the eyes!  i just put this in my favorites!!!!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Homerof2 on May 21, 2010 08:23:01 AM
Very pretty and I, too, like the way you quilted it.


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Mamaphunk on May 21, 2010 10:40:11 AM
Thank you everyone!  ;D


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: petunya on May 21, 2010 12:14:55 PM
Such pretty colors. And old florals usually don't look this modern...great job!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: dropoffradar on May 21, 2010 08:57:34 PM
i love everything about this quilt, id buy it, seriously. i dont know if im allowed to say that but um...i did. because i want it! ahh!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: vintagegirl90 on May 21, 2010 09:35:14 PM
i absolutely LOVE this!!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: artich0ke on May 22, 2010 07:58:37 AM
Nicely done! I might have to start collecting sheets as well because I'd love to have something as beautiful as that  :)


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Calentine on May 22, 2010 10:36:39 AM
This is so pretty!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: pollyprissypants on May 22, 2010 11:38:13 AM
I love this!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: wizkid on May 22, 2010 12:30:52 PM
I've been sewing with vintage sheets, too! Although, I never thought of doing an entire bed's worth of a quilt. My bedroom is brown, orange and green, and I bet I could find a lot of vintage sheets in those colors! Great idea!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: SimplyFabulous! on May 22, 2010 01:13:00 PM
That is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: kcfirecracker on May 22, 2010 07:56:16 PM
I'm a fan of all things that could be considered to be 'grandma'-ish. Summer quilts are the bestest and yours is real purdy!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: lacey0828 on May 22, 2010 08:45:51 PM
I love this quilt, it's so beautiful. The thrift store is so great. I always use the fabric of sheets, baby bumpers, etc to make stuff.


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: underthemountain on May 23, 2010 12:21:48 AM
This is simply lovely!  Fantastic job!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: iota1617 on May 23, 2010 05:17:38 AM
Very pretty!  The sheets look great together.


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: AshtonagoL on May 23, 2010 07:17:19 AM
That is really pretty!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: blue_skiesMN on May 23, 2010 10:10:27 AM
Very pretty! I have a growing pile of sheets in my stash waiting to be used for something like this... I'm still collecting though!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: barbolot on May 23, 2010 11:39:34 AM
This is such an inspiration!  (One of these days, I WILL learn to quilt!)  And I totally LOVE your fabrics.  You're a lucky gal to have such a fabulous thrift store!  My thrift stores never have much in the way of vintage sheets.... :(  Thanks for sharing this inspiring, summery, awesome quilt!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: AnnaReilly on May 23, 2010 11:08:53 PM
I LOVE those vintage sheets. I never thought of making a quilt with them but now it seems so obvious. Well done! I may have to steal this idea...


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on May 23, 2010 11:49:37 PM
Gorgeous.  What a great idea too :)


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: MareMare on May 24, 2010 12:48:00 AM
I love it! I'm pretty sure I need some vintage sheets now!


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: bubblecup on May 24, 2010 07:42:36 AM
I love everything about this quilt! The vintage patterns, the quilting, the backing sheet.  Love it all!

And, gotta say, your etsy shop is so cute!  <3


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: xperimentl on May 24, 2010 08:51:55 AM
I love the way that you laid out the fabrics and different patterns.  Looks very light and summery.  I agree with the others that the way you quilted it is very nice to go with the florals, it doesn't overpower them.  The back sheet is perfect, too.   I am an old linen junkie, so I am all over this!  ;D


Title: Re: Vintage Sheet Quilt
Post by: Angelicus on May 24, 2010 10:45:29 AM
This has a lovely light, summery feel....gorgeous :)