Thursday, September 03, 2009

Vintage Bed Linens Quilt

I haven't been melting in the heat wave we've had over the last week... really.  I've been doing a bit of that, and this and that, and a bit of  this...

My vintage bed linens have finally been used!  I pieced it with some stash of white, as well as a piece of my Katie Jump Rope in blue.  You'll see it all in a bit completed...I'm going to back it with my ladybug backing fabric I picked up long ago.

Top it off with back to school for my big guy...he's a big grade 2'er now and is thrilled that he is now allowed to (according to school rules) play in "the BIG forest" now.  LOL.  Little guy is missing his big bro, but he'll be off to preschool class twice a week starting next week.

I've been also doing lots of thinking about what fabrics to cut apart for a Wonky Log Cabin Block Quilt Along.   And of course, my life wouldn't be complete without millions of more thoughts trapped in my head, such as this colourway of solids I thought up for a modern quilt I've been wanting to try out. Still need to purchase these, however..and may wait until my wonky quilt is underway.

To top it off, I've been doing some home fixes - getting paint for the deck, fixing the fence, repairing the play structure roof, and the endless weeding in our garden and cobblestone paved back yard.  **hint...when buying ahome, even though pavers look so beautiful, and look like not a lot of maintenance - they are.  those weeds pop up daily, in abundance. 


  1. Oh, I LOVE that quilt top!!! It's so HAPPY!! Did you make that design up? It's absolutely awesome.

    I also like the solids that you chose. That is going to be a cool quilt.

    Your little guys are so cute! My oldest starts kindergarten next Tuesday and I am so NOT looking forward to it.

  2. What a fresh quilt top. It's so fun with those vintage fabrics.

  3. Let's enjoy this heat wave while we know what is next. Love your newest quilt, so cheery. I am enjoying the piece and quiet in my day you will appreciate it too. Except the wind is now howling!

  4. Oh, yum, what a lovely quilt top, and I'm drooling over that colorway! I was both happy and sad to see you've joined the quiltalong; I did the last two (well, haven't finished the zigzag yet) but cannot do the next - my entire household has become a sort of victim of benign neglect and I really must attend to it before it gets out of control or they toss me and my sewing machine out in the street! Perhaps the next round we can play together!

  5. Aweseom quilt Andrea, Hard to believe that those are vintage colours. They look much peppier than I expected.

  6. Great vintage fabrics in your quilt! Love the colours - it is a very cheerful combination :) Your little guys are so cute - I remember those days - mine are older now, one in University and one in High School!

  7. Theresa 10:33 PM

    What a stunning picture of the boys. I think you should crop this one and scrapbook it. You are in a lot of trouble in the next few years. Those little girls will be tripping over your cuties. Wow

    I have always wanted to collect some of Ellawynn's art or drawings on fabric and somehow arrange it into a quilt. Have you ever seen anything like this? You know how schools do this sort of thing. I think someone did one at Edmonds once.


  8. I love that quilt design! And the vintage linens are just great in it. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

    I think I recognize that blue/pink/red check from the IKEA Rosali line (see here). If you ever want more (or some if its coordinates), let me know!


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