Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vintage Sheet Quilt

I've finally finished my vintage sheet quilt.
It is the first proper quilt I've made.
All the fabric used was either thrifted, swapped or gifted to me.
The cotton wadding was someone else's cast off.
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
It has taken a while to make
and I have stalled several times along the way.
But, I have enjoyed the process and learnt a lot,
especially about how to compile and finish the quilt
after sewing all my squares together,
 including pinning, quilting and binding. 

I initially set out to learn how to free motion quilt,
but ended up quilting by stitching either side of my seams.
I'm pleased I did.
I'll have to try free motion quilting on the next one.
I'm sure there will be one.



  1. Yay!!! You're finished and it looks gorgeous!! well done!

  2. I love this - looks fantastic!


  3. oh I just love it - it is glorious! WELL DONE! you are very clever and inspiring xxx

  4. Oh wow Cait! It's stunning! I'm saving up some sheets to make one too. But I haven't got a good blend of colours yet, I seem to just come across pink and purple ones! Love it!

  5. That is such a pretty quilt. I would love to be able to make one. I have been saving up retro/vintage sheets in the hope that one day I can. I start sewing lessons soon, so fingers crossed. xo

  6. Oh wow Cait - it's amazing! You've done such a lovely job. I love the idea of quilting, but my finishing skills leave a lot to be desired, so I'm afraid it would just end up looking like a mess!

  7. Beautiful!!! I love it so much. You and Leonie are so inspiring, making such gorgeous quilts out of vintage fabrics. It's definitely on my list of goals to have a go at making a quilt, too! Well done x

  8. It looks great, so much colour and a real connection to others.

  9. Gorgeous Cait! Well done you for going for it it and getting it done - it is stunning! x

  10. It looks fantastic, so cheerful. I love that it has such an array of sherbet colours all spread out, how many different patterns/vintage sheets you must have in there!

  11. It is absolutely gorgeous. I think anyone who sees it would love it

  12. Congratulations on your first quilt! How wonderful it looks. So neat for a first quilt too! Mine was nowhere near as lovely. I have noticed that quilting can be quite addictive... perhaps that can be said for all crafts though? :)

  13. So glad you've finished it. it's amazing. well done.

  14. I love love this....I project I have on my to do may have promted me to get going. xx

  15. This quilt is so lovely and happy! And I think the way you quilted it suits it perfectly. What a cheerful thing it must be to snuggle under. And I'm so pleased to hear that you are coming to Adelaide. I would love it if you could drop in to the shop! - J x

  16. Gorgeous quilt, I love the colours. What size is it? It's hard to tell from the pictures.


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