Saturday, February 16, 2013

saturday stitching

one of the cool things about sewing with vintage sheets is that a lot of the prints are done on a larger scale than most quilting cottons. this means that cutting your fabric into 2 1/2 inch squares results in a bunch of squares that are completely different but still match. does that make sense?

here's an example, a lady of the lake block. this is for linda in bee vintage. look at the variations in all the HST! it makes for really scrappy blocks. i love the colors in this sheet. and won't it be a pretty quilt? hope she likes it!

and liz asked for a granny square. i am going to make her another one too. i'm not happy about the one solidish blue square on the left. wish i'd noticed it before i finished. that's the flip side of the scrappiness i mentioned. sometimes it works, other times - not so much. we all agreed to keep them untrimmed so she can ensure they're all the same size.

and i did one of the inspire blocks for march. i love making scrappy trip along blocks!

and since i hadn't shared it yet, here's a snap of my finished simply color chevron top! i'm hoping to take a better one tomorrow, when i have someone to help me :) to refresh, it's the patchwork chevron pattern by jeni baker for moda bakeshop, and simply color by v & co for moda. (by the way, have you seen her new collection, simply style?! swoon.) it's so bright and happy! it's a perfect fit for our guest room bed, which is an old iron bed from troy's grandma. can't wait to get it quilted. i'd love to see some angela walter style feathers running in those white zigzags - hmm... what would you do?


Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I love that first block with the tiny HSTs.. I have been trying to cut on to my vintage sheet (though not many yet) but haven't really made to that point..LOL..

Michele said...

Pretty, pretty and more pretty. I have yet to figure out what I will do with my Simply Color.


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