Sunday, 29 July 2012

Vintage Sheets!

I've always had a soft spot for vintage sheets, pillowcases or clothing, and over the years have casually picked up the odd charity shop find here and there.

And then my lovely friend bought me some vintage sheet fqs for my birthday, which spurred me on to start making an actual quilt.

Well you know what happens when you get spurred on!!

More fabric buying!

Thanks to the lovely Mary, I've been able to  feed my addiction  add to my collection of vintage finds, and have made a start on a charm square quilt.


I've a particular person in mind for this quilt, she's a young woman who's had a tough year so far.

But I'm so in love with it I want to make another one and keep it for myself! 

So it was back to Mary (who btw has Midas hands when it comes to finding amazing vintage sheets in charity shops - just check out here what she got last week alone!!) to add in a few more charm squares.

I've left the design of this first quilt simple & I'm not feeling inclined to do too much with the design of the 2nd quilt either!  The thought of over working these lovelies doesn't appeal to me.  Endless trimming of hsts puts me right off (even though they would look amazing) but there's something in me that just wants to respect the age and character of these fabrics and let them be the main focus of attention rather than a particular quilt pattern.

I'll keep you posted with how I get on with my 2 Vintage lovelies!

If you are looking for a great selection of vintage sheets from a UK based shop, then check out Mary's Etsy shop.




15 comments:

  1. scrap quilts are just so much fun xx and so soft to the touch when "old" fabrics are used xx

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  2. Have fun with it :o) I keep telling my gran she has a fortune in her linen cupboard ;o)

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  3. Oh lovely!! I'll keep an eye out for sheets for u! X

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  4. That looks amazing! Vintage sheets have such potential :-)

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  5. It looks wonderful and I bet it feels lovely and soft...fancy a trip to Katy's gran's house?!

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  6. What great colors! This is going to be fantastic :)

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  7. It is so pretty, what a lovely quilt it is going to be.

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  8. The different patterns look lovely together however they are arranged. I wish I had more luck finding vingage sheets - the ones I see are either plain or the pattern is faded.
    Teresa x

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  9. That is looking lovely, thanks for the mention and I'm glad I could help! You've got some great prints in there that I've not seen before, I'll have to keep hunting!

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  10. These look great, love how the simple design lets the fabrics shine.

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  11. This looks fab! gotta love vintage sheets, I've got three or four massive ones if you want some slices of them? I think they might be 50% polyester though...so might not be any good? x

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  12. Oh how lovely - I see a lot of comfort in the fabrics when they are put together. I do hope you will make one for yourself - we don't often see you make things just for you (except of course the 500 cushions that you have to keep replacing because of goat-dog!)

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  13. Thanks to you I'm now searching for vintage sheets and it's a lot of fun searching, isn't it? Lovely charm quilts and way to go sharing the quilt with someone who is in need. Quilts just have a way of being comforting.

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