Finished: Vintage Sheet Four-Patch Quilt

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


This quilt finish marks a milestone for me. This is the first quilt I've finished since we uprooted and moved to Connecticut. It's also the first quilt finish I've had since October, which seems crazy. The last quilt I finished was the House Quilt.


It seems fitting that my first quilt finish this year is a vintage sheet quilt! It feels good to get back to my roots and work with sheets again. Selling vintage sheet fabric was my first real business, before writing patterns. I stopped selling, but I never stopped collecting.


I started this quilt on a whim, knowing that I needed a pick-me up project. Patchwork is my comfort sewing of choice, so I kept the design simple. For more details about this quilt, see my other post about it here: Work in Progress: Vintage Sheet Four-Patch Quilt.


There is a huge mix of color and pattern in this quilt. I started off by cutting into my basket of sheet scraps and then pulled from my stash to add more variety and colors.



One of my favorite things about working with vintage sheets is how incredibly soft they are. The quilts I've made with sheets are some of my very favorite. For this quilt, I decided to up the light, airy feeling by using Quilter's Dream Orient batting. It's a really lovely light weight batting that's a blend of bamboo, silk, tencel and cotton. It's the same batting I used on my Nani Iro Dreams Quilt.


The one funny thing about working with sheets is the lack of quilt "crinkle". Most of the sheets I use are 50/50 cotton/polyester blends, so they don't wrinkle. All of these photos were taken after I washed and dried the quilt!

If you'd like to learn more about working with vintage sheets, check out my post: How to Identify, Shop for and Sew with Vintage Sheets


For the back, I used this beautiful pink sheet that I've actually found three of since we got here. It's finished off with a nice green stripey binding!


I'm very happy to add another vintage sheet quilt to my stash, they're so summery and cheerful! I'm already scheming my next one.

Happy Quilting!

9 comments :

  1. The binding choice holds it all together. Lovely

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  2. Oh this is lovely, how wonderful!

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  3. Oh, this is gorgeous. You've got me wanting to make one of my own!

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  4. What a beautiful, snuggly quilt! Great job!

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  5. This is such a pretty summery quilt - love it!

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  6. Love this so much! I may start on one today :)

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  7. Congrats! on completing your newest vintage sheet quilt. I hope it brings you comfort in your new home.

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  8. Gorgeous! It looks so comfortable!

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