Wednesday, March 14, 2018

And yet another new quilt







You know that I like to scour thrift shops for unique finds and vintage treasures. One thing I always keep my eye out for is vintage sheets with bright colors and fun prints. I often use vintage sheets for the backing fabric for my quilts. In my years of thrifting, I've found lots of great sheets and have been hording saving bits of my favorites. I finally used all those bits and made a quilt. I love how the stars are hidden and yet pop out and become visible depending on how you look at it. I love how soft to the touch and drapey this quilt it.  I love the colors. I just flat out love it.  Hard.

-dana

17 comments:

Kim said...

I love how happy this quilt is. Like a breath of summer. Made me smile and want to start in on a new project!

Jacque. said...

Dana, this is so appealing in so many ways. I absolutely love how the colors meld with each other. Fantastic quilt!!

soggybottomflats said...

I too love, love vintage sheets! What a great way to showcase your treasures! I would love to snuggle up under your gorgeous new quilt, so very pretty!
Elaine

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

You're so kind! Thank you!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Thanks jacque!!!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Thanks Elaine. It is in heavy rotation around here. :)

DebbyMc said...

Beautiful, Dana! Makes me think of summer. Or a big bowl of rainbow sherbet! Yummy 💕

scottylover said...

So pretty! I have been seeing more and more vintage sheets at thrift stores but never pick them up. If you ever are looking for specific colors or want something in particular, let me know and I'll see if I can find it. I am a thrift-a-holic and hit the ones near me regularly!

Sandy A

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I've thought the same things!!! Great minds think alike!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

First of all, THANK YOU!!

Second of all, wouldn't it be AMAZING if we could go thrift store shopping together? ?!!!??

Third of all, it's probably best that you don't start looking at vintage sheets because I suspect you would become hooked on them too! :) :) :)

em's scrapbag said...

This is such a happy quilt! Good job on a wonderful finish!

silversmith said...

oh! i love!! it's happy and bright and just right for going into spring. i have vintage sheets or pieces of vintage sheets that i need to do something with. this inspires me. thank you for sharing!

Beth said...

The colors are beautiful. It says spring/summer to me. Great use of those sheets.

AnnieO said...

Can’t say I’ve seen vintage printed sheets around here, but they are so fun and cheerful. Great use of your scraps for a bright and happy cuddle.

Christine S said...

I also love vintage sheets and have quite a few collected. This is beautiful!

PMookie said...

I see the stars. And I see lots of color. Bright, beautiful colors. What a cheerful quilt. Beautiful sewing job and color selection.

Charlotte M. said...

So pretty and very springy. I love it!