Monday, April 13, 2009

Vintage Pillowcase Quilt

Vintage sheets and pillowcases are hard to find in my neck of the woods. I have checked every thrift store, flea market and antique shop near me. Nothing! Thank goodness for Etsy, blogging friends that will send you some, and a sister that lives in the big city and will shop for you.

I love this one, so simple, so springy. Made completely with vintage linens. It is for a friend who has a birthday coming up.


I used a green floral sheet for the back and the binding. This quilt did not take long to make. So quick. I sewed the binding on with the machine, which was even quicker. I like the result of hand sewing it on better, but I wanted to try this method again.

I still have some vintage sheets to make a few more quilts, but my hunt is not over. Keep your eye open for me, will ya?





47 comments:

Michaela said...

Beautiful! It makes me want to start another quilt. I need to be patient. :)

lucky knitter said...

That is really pretty. our friend is lucky!!!

Vintage Vickie said...

What a stunning quilt! Absolutely beautiful! It embodies Spring. Your friend is very lucky to be receiving it.

Take care,

Vickie

apieceofwood said...

I'm in the middle of making my first quilt and have envied yours for a while now! This one again looks fab.. Can only hope mine turns out half as good as yours

Heather said...

That's amazing!! What a treasure for your friend.

crochetgurl said...

It's beautiful! I especially love the square with the little, green flowers. :-)

misschris said...

So so pretty!

Meagan said...

I love it! The colors, the vintageness of it-beauteous. Brimfield opens next month for the season...makes me yearn to be there perusing the tables!

Hilary said...

That is THE perfect springtime quilt. Your friend is very lucky!

Rosa said...

It is so wonderful. I love the green backing. It will be treasured. I know there is a presser foot made for binding close to the edge. I haven't the experience in using one. I am sure it is a great helper in stitching on binding in a pinch.

nicole said...

i too am always on the hunt! we have them around here, but they aren't always very pretty. it turned out beautiful - i love the simplicity!

QuiltedSimple said...

So pretty! BTW - I have TONS of sheets - if you want some - email me your address and I'll drop them in the mail for you (I have 3 rubbermaid tubs FULL - and they have to start going). Very pretty.
Kris

Katie Jean said...

I was waiting to see what you'd make with all those sheets! It looks great. I'm keeping my eye out for you, don't you worry!

3 M's said...

that turned out wonderfully! I wish I could find neat pillowcases like that where I live. Happy Birthday to your friend- lucky them!

Jessica said...

I agree---I'm so glad for Etsy since I cannot find vintage sheets anywhere around here!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i love this one too! what a lucky friend you have!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Gorgeous as always :) What a fortunate friend you have.

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tiennie said...

This is so so so very very very pretty!!!

Renee said...

Lovely and so springy!
What a beautiful gift, you have a very lucky friend. :)

kim said...

I can't believe how quickly you turn these beauties out. Really lovely.

Stephanie said...

I love vintage pillow cases too! They are so soft. I have found them at garage sales, but you are right, it's rare. What a wonderful way to use them. I'll bet that is ONE COZY quilt!

Anonymous said...

Katie-

I LOVE this quilt, especially the purple pansy square--so springy!! I was happy to be part of it by carrying the sheets around in my trunk! :)
MOM

beki said...

Oh Katie, I love it! I have plans for one of these for my girls...one day :)

cathleen said...

I love how clean and crisp your quilt looks. I can just picture it flapping on a clothesline with the sun shining through it while totally absorbing that fresh outside aroma. Very, very pretty!

melissa s. said...

it's gorgeous!! i love the look of vintage prints together. so spring-y!

Journeying Five said...

love it! so full of spring and promise

My Love is..... said...

gorgeous. very inspiring.

rachel Bingham said...

Yea!!!! So So great!!!! Any time you need more let me know!!!! I love your quilts!!! Do you do that with a regular sewing machine??

vonnie said...

Just plain lovely.......says "Happy Spring" with every thread!!

Jenna said...

What a beautiful quilt!!, but then every quilt you have made is beautiful!! I will keep my eye open for vintage sheets I am always going to thrift stres and yard sales sre slowly starting.

Shannon said...

So lovely! I bet your friend will love it. I love it!

I have a shelf full of vintage sheets and pillow cases. I have wanted to make a quilt with them because they would make the most comfy and soft quilt. But, alas, I am not a quilter and I am scared to give it a go. Maybe one of these days I'll buck up and try it. With inspiration like you, how can I keep putting it off?

jessieg said...

I may need knitting pattern reading help. Ugh. I'm such a rookie. And all your stuff is so fab. I think, Will I ever be of Philigry's caliber?

Holly said...

I LOVE this quilt - the colors, the charming vintage prints, and the simplicity of the simple squares. Your friend is going to be thrilled with her gift.

Holly

Ariel said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment...how nice! I just love this quilt! Gives me some inspiration to cut into an old sheet that was my favorite growing up.

Leslie said...

i am just finishing up the binding on my vintage sheet quilt...pillowcases....and it is fun to see some familiar prints in yours. It looks awesome.

Gwen said...

OMG! You shouldve told me you were looking for vintage sheets!!! Email me and tell me more specifically what you are looking for! You know i can find you ANYTHING down here! I love these quilts. You are amazing Katie!!!

amandajean said...

it's beautiful!!! i'm almost ready to make another vintage quilt. i love all the prints that you used in this one!

dana said...

Where do you find such great vintage linens? Thriftshops? Garage sales? Probably a no-brainer. But our Goodwill never has cool stuff like this. Maybe I need to raid old ladies' closets....

Beata said...

So fresh and pretty! - Love it!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I love this quilt too..nice to meet you Katie!!

dig this chick said...

Oh well. That is gorgeous! You are an incredibly prolific quilter...I am still all proud of the *one* I made that still hasn't been quilted!

Melanie O said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful! Good job!

Lula Dahl said...

I just love this, it's amazing!

Dallas said...

That's beautiful.

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