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
Quilting


Linking up to a few places...

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

Fresh Poppy Design




sew many ways
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8 comments:

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

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  2. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-33-upsidedown-brownies.html

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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