Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sparkling Cider Vintage Sheet Quilt


Vintage Sheet Quilt, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up my vintage sheet quilt today! I love the way it turned out! It was a great opportunity to pull together some of my favorite sheets. For this one I used a rainbow of sheets but I'd love to make another using sheets of the same color or type. The pattern is Sparkling Cider by All Washed Up. I made the lap size which is 64"x80". The entire quilt is made of only vintage sheets!


Vintage Sheet Quilt, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I highly recommend this pattern. It's easy and comes together pretty quickly! I used the recommended quilt in a day template for the stars and the points came out really great! I'll definitely be making more!


Vintage Sheet Quilt - Backing, originally uploaded by jenib320.
For the backing I used one of my favorite sheets that I had been saving. It was so nice not to have to piece anything for the back for once!


Vintage Sheet Quilt - Quilting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I free motion quilted large loops in various sizes. This is my favorite kind of quilting and honestly the only free motion I'm any good at!


Vintage Sheet Quilt - Binding, originally uploaded by jenib320.
For the binding I cut strips off fat quarters for a scrappy look using mostly prints from the quilt.

It must have turned out okay because it didn't take long for Blackie to come over and claim it! :)

28 comments:

  1. Love your quilt! Great job! I also have the Sparkling Cider quilt pattern. It's been on my "to do" list for quite some time. You're inspiring me to get started in 2011!

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  2. "It must have turned out okay" Are you kidding me?! It's gorgeous! And Blackie knows it. :-) Great job!

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  3. You quilt is gorgeous! I am so excited to have found your blog because I am also a vintage sheet and pyrex junkie! Yay!

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  4. Wow! I am so impressed with your work! The color choices are wonderful. I also love that it is entirely vintage. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! I'm going to have to look up that pattern. You are so gracious to the cat...no way, no how in my household would one of the animals be allowed...

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your quilting is SO pretty. I wish I could get loops down pat...mine get angles.

    Have a Merry Christmas.~

    Lucy~

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  7. So lovely! I love the quilting too. Yay for curlie cues. How amazing to make something so beautiful and desirable out of discarded sheets. That's too cool!

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  8. Jeni, OMG! This quilt is AMAZING. i absolutely love it. that back is fantastic. what a treasure.

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  9. Jeni, this is so beautiful!! What an amazing way to showcase your gorgeous sheets. That pattern is so fun, and I love your quilting. Great timing for finishing it up, now you can snuggle with it during your Christmas break!

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  10. I love, love, love this quilt!!:) You did a wonderful job on it! I love vintage sheets also and I'm in the process of working on a quilt too. Mine are just the squares though- I so love yours and may have to think of trying this. Thanks so much for sharing!!:)

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  11. It's GORGEOUS!! I hope to have something lovely like this made out of vintage sheets someday myself! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful!!! Off to find that pattern! You did a wonderful job!

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  13. Wow!! You've done an amazing job, you should be so proud - the fabric choices are gorgeous!!! :)

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  14. What a lovely quilt you have here~ I love your vintage sheets! I love it!!

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  15. Beautiful!!! it's so cheery and happy!

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  16. So pretty. So so so so pretty!!

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  17. this is absolutely gorgeous ! well done !

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  18. All those colors are gorgeous together!! what a beautiful quilt:)

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  19. Oh Jeni! It turned out just gorgeous - I hope you have lots of fun snuggling under it!

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  20. Wow! I'm completely loving this quilt made from vintage sheets. What a wonderful idea!

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  21. this is seriously amazing and beautiful!!

    love, love, love it!

    i just got a sewing machine for xmas. i'll be adding this to my to-do list!

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  22. Hi Jeni,
    Adorable!! I've made several of these, but now I have to get me some vintage sheets and copy you! Love it!!
    Angie from All Washed Up

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  23. Such a beautiful quilt. I have a lot of these sames sheets. You did a great job.

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  24. FANTASTIC! I love the idea of using the vintage sheets for this. I am going to start collecting right away!

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  25. This quilt is so so so beautiful!!! Job well done.

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  26. I have just recently discovered your blog and store and so glad I did!! I love the way you use the vintage sheets and the gorgeous array of colours. So far I haven't found any sheets at thrift stores quite as lovely as yours here in Australia so order some Fq's from your shop to brighten up my stash. Have mainly used my vintage stash for cushions and bags. Am currently trying to improve my quilting skills so I am going to give the pattern you suggested a try with my stash. The way yours has turned out is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!! Tanya :-)

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  27. Jen, I love the rainbow of colors in your quilt. The backing fabric is too cute. Love it. Thanks for linking at the Vintage Sheet Blog.

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  28. It's gorgeous!! I just found your blog through Sew Happy Geek. I'm glad I did. I am now following you.

    Merry Christmas!

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