Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Vintage Sheet Quilt

It's done.

I made this one (which was supposed to be a Christmas present for my Mom) all out of vintage sheets. Even the back is a vintage sheet:

It's rather large - 60" x 90". I'm thinking when I get it washed and dried, I really need to try it on Jessie's bed - with an extra row to the width, it might make a great spring/summer quilt for a little girl's bed. And I have enough of these squares cut out to do at least 2 more quilts - an old sheet goes a long way.

At least I have 1 WISP finish for the month of January so far! And my Mom will get another quilt, and I'll get a pair of fingerless mitts she is knitting for me.

Kris

20 comments:

May Britt said...

What a great idea to make a swap with your mother. Congrat on your finish.

countrychicken said...

I had better get knitting - don't want to have the mitts not done.

scrappy quilter said...

I love it. Congrats on getting it finished.

audreypawdrey said...

It is lovely! I have a bunch of sheet scraps, too. I may have to do a sheet quilt soon.:)

Janice said...

The quilt turned out beautiful. I bet you always feel so good when you complete a project like that. It is such a great accomplishment.
So, I have a question. What does WISP mean? It probably is very simple but I have no idea.
Have a good day.

Patty said...

Wonderful, it always feels good to complete a project.

I think a sheet quilt would look perfect for a little girls bed.

Julie said...

kris, it's just gorgeous! all the colours go together so nicely. i've always wanted to make a vintage sheet quilt, but have never been able to find any sheets in decent condition. i'll keep looking though.
julie :)

Philigry said...

oh, this is amazing! i have been thinking about a pastel, vintage sheet quilt! love this one!

Michaela said...

Uh, I like that... I have another vintage sheet project in mind, well probably more because "vintage sheet go a long way".
I love to work with them. Quilts end up being so soft. Great quilt!

Valerie said...

I love this idea. Where do you find vintage sheets?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Very pretty! I love it!

Gina said...

What a great quilt it's turneed into. Your mum will love it

Love and hugs Gina xxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just lovely!! The scrappy binding finishes it off perfectly!

APA said...

It's very beautiful, Kris. I had no idea a vintage sheet could transform into a gorgeous quilt. Wonderful. and congrats on your first WISP finish for January!

SewAmy said...

It turned out so pretty. I love the vintage look. great work and yeah you finished your WISP for January.

warren said...

That is my favorite quilt yet! I have a bunch of old star wars, super hero and et sheets that are bound to be vintage...I wonder if it would be the same effect?

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, My first time visiting and I loved reading your posts. Loved the vintage quilt-wonder where you got the vintage sheets??? I'm a quilter and so I loved the colors on yours. Noreen

Winifred said...

That is really gorgeous. Beautiful pastel shades.

jacquie said...

so pretty kris. my sheet supply is pretty low...guess i need to get out thrift shopping!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Wow! Love it.