Saturday, July 21, 2012

Giant Vintage Star Completion

 Fabric: Vintage sheets from garage sales and thrift stores
Pattern: Giant Vintage Star from Jeni at In Color Order

 I chose three different sheets, and deviated from the pattern only by cutting off the corners - it is now an irregular octagon, perfect to use as a round tablecloth or even just out on a picnic!

 I quilted up and down every seam and through every diagonal, so I had to draw in some of the diagonals with a disappearing ink marker before quilting.

I even like how the back turned out! I used yellow thread on the top and bottom and a white sheet on the back. The binding is also a solid sheet from a thrift store. I didn't even have to wash this quilt to soften the fabric, haha! (Don't worry, I washed the sheets before cutting them up...)

I love how this turned out, and it gives me an itch to sew more with my vintage sheets!

Other Posts:
Top is Done

Linking up to a few places...

("At the End of the Hallway" at from the blue chair)

Fresh Poppy Design

sew many ways


  1. The blues and greens in the star work so well against the brown, Heidi...

  2. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:

  3. That looks great! I always love these kinds of oversized traditional quilting shapes.

  4. I love this, what a great idea!! I how did you get the back to quilt up without any pleats? That's my problem.

  5. The scale of the star is great, leaving off the corners is a fun twist!

  6. OMG! I love that quilt. I have always wanted to make a quilt but am a little intimidated. This one rocks!

  7. I love how you did the corners. It gives it such a nice touch. I've wanted to make this quilt for a while. I love how simple it is. It really shows off your fabric. Thanks so much for linking up to my hallway post this month!