Friday, June 26, 2009

Vintage Sheet Finds

I decided I love the look of the vintage sheet quilts. Maybe because I love the memories I have of sheets.

The house I grew up in didn't have central heat and air; we had a window unit in the living room. We also had one TV, also in the living room. My brother and I would sleep on the pull out sofa bed on the weekends so that we could stay up late and watch TV. I remember the sheets being so cold because the sofa was in front of the air conditioner.

I love cold sheets!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trimming Zig-Zags

I've been working on the zig-zag quilt. I'm assembling the triangle
blocks and only have about 20 more blocks to sew. This quilt will have
168 triangle blocks. I can't wait to get this one finished; I really
like it so far.

As much sewing experience as I have, quilting is really a different animal. There are likely so many shortcuts that I don't know. I think that's what makes this so much fun for me. I'm doing something I love, but learning something new!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Triangles and Zig-Zags

Inspired by the beautiful zig-zag quilt over at Red Pepper Quilts, I started on a zig-zag quilt this afternoon. I'm using Clementine charm packs and I'll have alternating rows of pink, orange, blue, and purple. It actually goes much faster than I imagined. I can't wait to make a quilt with lots of white! I love the contrast.

I received yards and yards of fabric in the mail last week after deciding that I needed to get my hands on some of my favorites before they are gone. I'll post some pictures later. I'm still trying to decide what to do with all of it! I want to do a zig-zag, a whirly pinwheel, and a string quilt. And, I ordered some FOE (fold-over-elastic) to make skirts, so I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival too!