Quilts From Vintage Sheets
Mom recently cleaned out her collection of vintage sheets to make room for more civil war prints, I’m sure. I was happy to take them off her hands, and here is my first creation.
I used one pillowcase and a portion of a sheet that were the same print in different colors. I fussy-cut 4 1/2″ flowers, and from the remaining fabric I cut 2 1/2″ squares, and from that remainder I cut 1 1/2″ squares.
The pieced blocks have one 2 1/2″ square surrounded by 12 1 1/2″ squares. I intended to have all peiced blocks alternating with the pink flowers but ran out of blue squares. It was a fun challenge to work with the fabric I had to complete the small quilt because I couldn’t go and buy more yardage.
I realize that the most efficient way to make a quilt from vintage sheets would be to just quilt two sheets together, but I still feel pretty resourceful!
Did you notice my new quilting buddy in the lower right hand corner of the picture? My Tony boy sat dangerously close to my quilt top the whole time I was laying it out but never rolled over until it was pieced together and safely tucked away.
I think I’ll keep him.
The quilt is 36″ square and is comprised of 81 4 1/2″ blocks. I plan on straight-line quilting the top but am holding out for the Memorial Day sale at Joann’s to stock up on batting.
In the meantime I’m starting another quilt made from vintage sheets. Here’s a sneak peek…
I hope the colors of the quilt come together as nice as they do in my little scrap pile!