Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vintage Sheet Swap

Last week I received my FQ's from Jennifer's vintage sheet swap! They came at the perfect time - I checked the mail at the end of a bit of a cranky day, and these totally made me smile.

I've been admiring vintage sheet quilts all over blogland (most recently Allison's) and I'm determined to make one of our very own. And now I have these beauties to add to the mix.
This is my favorite. Thank you kind person who sacrificed some of this.
These are my two runner's-up. That one on the left totally feeds my orange fetish!
I was also excited to get a few more yellows to add to the mix. I am very short on yellows. Also some great bigger prints. EEeee! I'm excited!

After cutting up my own stash, I have a couple of little bundles I'm going to put in my etsy shop, if you're so inclined to make your own vintage sheet quilt.
I'm on the hunt for a few more greens, so if anyone is up for a mini-swap, let me know!

11 comments:

DeeRoo said...

My oh my....I really need to visit our local thrift shop...I was just there the other day but I was dropping off donations...time to shop!:)

Evelyn said...

I've got some greens - I'll take a picture tonight and email ya...

V and Co. said...

i'm doing an orange fetish thing right now as well. what's up with that? ;)

Knitlee said...

Oh wow you really got some great prints in that swap! I will check my vintage sheet stash- I just hit the jackpot on my last visit to the thrift store and got some great sheets! I have one strawberry print that is fantastic-I will take a photo and send it your way!

Allison said...

Oh those are pretty, that pink flower one is the same as my blue sheet. Love them, your quilt is going to be lovely...can't wait to see it!!!!

Kim said...

Pretty Cool Swap! I have yet to start looking for Vintage Sheets but, I sure would like to collect some of them.

Mauri said...

Very fun, I love starting a new project. This quilt will be beautiful, so very spring like.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of course yours are gone! I've got to get more for my quilt.

Peanut Blossom said...

I'm totally new to this whole vintage sheet thing but I think I'm a total goner now. I LOVE those prints and those colors. Where on earth does one even start with trying to find vintage sheets?? Any tips on working with them?

littlecumulus said...

Hee hee! I got mine in the mail yesterday, too...happy day! I sent the pink flower print that is your runner-up fave... it was hard to part with, but you gotta share the love. :)

Pamela said...

What are you going to make with all your amazing fabrics??? I am dying to know! Wish I had some I would totally send them your way.