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Look What I Made: Vintage Sheet Quilt No.3

Vintage Sheets Quilt

I’m in love. Again. They said it would happen again for me, and it has. I’m in love with this quilt. And all of the ones before it actually. I was surprised to realise this is my ninth finished quilt.

Vintage Sheets Quilt
Anyone who quilts has a few unfinished quilt tops in their stash, but we don’t like to speak too much about those. Especially when we are so in love with the new quilt on top of the pile.

Vintage Sheets Quilt

Vital Stats:

Finished quilt number nine
Finished size – 120cm x 94cm
Quilt top – 154 10.5cm squares cut from vintage sheets, purchased from local thrift shops, Etsy and some swapped with fellow vintage sheet lover Thouraya
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A pink floral vintage sheet that I adore, purchased locally
Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding 

Vintage Sheets Quilt

I’ve been thinking lately about why we make the things we do. I know I make things (bake, crochet, sew) because I like the process of making. I like the creativity of it. I like that I can make something to share or give. But I wonder why we are often drawn to making a particular type of thing. Whether it’s crochet or sewing, I’m drawn to blankets and toys. Why is that? Both my mother and grandmother knitted, however both made clothes and toys, I don’t remember either making blankets. Perhaps there is no real rhyme or reason behind it, but I have a sneaking suspicion there is. Something to ponder, perhaps.

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Vintage Sheets Quilt

This quilt has been added to the I-could-not-possibly-part-with-it pile. It’s a keeper this one!

Vintage Sheets Quilt

 

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Look What I Made: Vintage Sheet Quilt No.2

VIntage Sheet Quilt

I’ve been going through my stash and finishing up some half-completed projects this week as you might have noticed. This quilt is smaller than the first vintage sheet quilt I made a few years ago, however the squares are larger at a finished size of 7½ inches each.

VIntage Sheet Quilt

Vital Stats:

Finished quilt number eight
Finished size – 114cm x 114cm
Quilt top – 36 squares cut from vintage sheets, mostly purchased from Etsy
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A purple floral vintage sheet, purchased locally
Quilting –  Three lines on the diagonal  through each square intersection
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding 

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I swear those lines are actually straight!
VIntage Sheet Quilt

Thouraya from Amelie and Atticus has been playing with vintage goodness too, check out her latest quilt!
VIntage Sheet Quilt

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Quilt

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It’s crazy to think of how much has changed for me since I started collecting squares of fabric with the idea of making a rainbow quilt back in 2011. Perhaps I should make a prediction now about what the next three years will hold for me, just to see how wrong I am! One thing remains the same, I love fabric and yarn rainbows!

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Vital Stats:

Finished quilt number seven
Finished size – 130cm x 105cm
Quilt top – 180 squares from my stash, with a couple from my friend Leonie
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – One piece of aqua fabric – “Bijoux” a Stonehill Collection by Donna Wilder for Fabric Traditions 2012 (It was an extremely tight squeeze to get the backing to fit the quilt, but thankfully it worked out!)
Quilting –  Two vertical lines parallel to each vertical seam
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding

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Look What I Made: Summer Song Quilt

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I’m not sure when I started this quilt, probably not long after I finished the first quilt I ever made. I thought it was about time it was added to the done pile. The quilt top fabric is Summer Song by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake. For the first quilt I made with this fabric I used the pink blossom fabric for the binding. This time I made binding from the same orange fabric I used for the backing. Summer Song is still my favourite fabric range of all time! I also used it to make a needle book for my Nanna last year. I have some left, not sure what to make with it. Suggestions?

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Quilty Facts:
Size – 104cm x 78cm
Squares –  108. Arranged in an alternating light and dark pattern.
Quilt top – Summer Song by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake (2010 range)
Backing – orange spots from Spotlight (no marking on selvedge)
Binding – Hand sewn cross-grain binding
Batting – 100% cotton

(I just noticed the Hodge Podge No.2 blanket
makes an appearance in this shot below! )
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Look What I Made: Pink and Grey Triangle Baby Quilt

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I finished this quilt up last week, staying up way too late hand sewing the binding on. For some reason the binding is my favourite part of quilting. Besides choosing and buying fabrics, but that goes without saying doesn’t it? It’s a small quilt, and was made for two reasons: I love these colours together and I love triangle quilts. The placement of the blocks is random, I didn’t play with it too much. The fabrics are all from my stash, with coordinating binding and backing.

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Vital Stats:
Finished quilt number five
Finished size – 74cm x 63cm
Six fabrics, 100% cotton batting
42 quarter-square triangles
1/4 inch double-fold cross-grain binding

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Other quilts I’ve made:
Summer Song by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake
Vintage Sheet Quilt
Solid Triangle Baby Quilt
Fly A Kite by October Afternoon for Riley Blake

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Look What I Made: My First Quilt

Hurrah, one project I can cross off my to-do list! This is my first finished quilt. It’s a gift for Lily Rose, my friend Michelle’s new baby girl. I made it square so it could be used as a play mat or for whatever she likes really.

The fabric is Summer Song by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs. I fell in love with the prints months ago and am glad to have had the opportunity to purchase and use them. I bought the fabric from Fabric Bee and Cherry Lane Textiles, using Etsy.com. The backing fabric is cotton, from Spotlight. I made the binding using a tutorial found on YouTube. The batting is cotton, also from Spotlight.

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