Friday, April 16, 2010

sew and tell Friday--quilt top!

I just finished up this quilt top. I really, really like it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet... it isn't for anyone in particular. I could donate it, there are a couple different options that I'm aware of right now for that. Or maybe I'll just keep it. I don't feel like I made much of a dent in my stack of vintage sheet fat quarters, so I think I'm going to try some other ideas with these fabrics soon.

I'm almost ready to start quilting my watercolor quilt--just need to go buy thread. I ended up going with pin basting, what can I say, I was afraid to try something new (spray basting or fusing) with this particular project. I'm going to quilt it with my trusty old Viking, with the presser foot pressure loosened, and hope that I can avoid any obvious shifting.

I'm linking up over at sew -n- tell Friday, go see what everyone's been working on this week! Hope you have a great weekend!

23 comments:

Jenny said...

how pretty vicki!

L Johnson said...

Oh that turned out just wonderful Vicki! It is so light and breezy like a spring day!

Lainee said...

Very pretty. I'm a big fan of spray basting (505) and not one of fusable. Used fusable polyester and it's nasty stuff.

badlandsquilts said...

Wow that looks great... I just got a large bundle of sheet FQ and have wondered what to do with them!

P. said...

That has such a wonderful springy softness to it. Love those vintage sheets!

Dresden Quilter said...

This is so beautiful. I have going to have to start collecting vintage sheets.

Sew It UP! said...

What a pretty quilt! It's so soft and airy.

Leslie said...

this is so amazing. i love vintage sheets and this one is just stunning. you should keep it....i would never be able to give it up

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very pretty. I love it!

manuela said...

I really, really like it, too! Those fabrics are wonderful! As far as the basting goes, I like pin basting and spray basting. Both are easy and work well. Not a fan of the fusible, though. The glue made permanent stains on one of my quilts.

Elizabeth said...

That quilt turned out so beautifully. I love the soft colors!

Karen said...

This quilt top is so beautiful. Love the soft pretty fabrics.

Kristen said...

Wow!! I LOVE this. This is utterly beautiful.

Dayna said...

This is lovely! My daughter says it makes her think of spring, and it brings to my mind a tea room. Just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Just lovely. It is so springy, fresh, and cheerful. I can see why you're so pleased.

Heather said...

So soft and pretty. Love it! :o)

Jan said...

Love the soft colors! So very pretty!

tara said...

Love the quilt top. I have a crazy huge collection of vintage sheets and they make the best quilts. I am making a dresden plate quilt out of them now.
I bet it is going to look really great quilted.

Rene' said...

Vicki, this quilt top is so pretty. Can't wait to see your watercolor quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Oh! I love it sooo much! I have been keeping an eye out for a great quilt pattern for my vintage sheets. I don't know why I never thought of a log cabin block. Thais is awesome. Did I mention, I love it?!?

Dielle said...

Stunning, Vicki!!!

Hillary said...

This quilt really reminds me of my Grandma and makes me smile...

Ruth said...

This quilt is beautiful!