Monday, January 18, 2010

new WIP

I swore I wasn't going to start any new projects until I'd finished all my existing WIPs, but Mandy has led me astray! She has hosted a sewing afternoon at her house the last two Fridays, and it's just easier to bring a new project to piece, you know? So, here is last week's project - another vintage linen patchwork quilt! I know, I'm so boring. But this one is different - it's pink! It will be for a friend of mine who is battling breast cancer. I'm actually a little torn about the pink thing - I can't help but wonder if people who are dealing with breast cancer don't get totally sick of pink, pink, pink....

The "solid" squares are actually gingham, from a Pottery Barn sheet. I love those PB gingham sheets! I snap them up whenever I see them. They are so fine, and there's just something about woven gingham (as opposed to the printed stuff) that I absolutely adore!!


  1. Woo hoo!!! It is gorgeous! And the pink at least doesn't seem too crazy in-your-face-pink-ish. :)

  2. Evelyn-
    This quilt top is so beautiful! I was thinking the same thing as Robin--you've got very nice pinks in there, not the day-glo that i've seen lots of for breast cancer events.
    I'm sure your friend will love it. It's handmade and looks like it will be very comfy.

  3. Um, *not* boring! I love it!!

  4. this is so pretty...i love the use of the gingham to break up the other squares. i am sure she is going to love it because it is something unique and different.

  5. This quilt it lovely! I'm not sure about the pink thing - but it is a great quilt. I'm sure she will cherish it.

  6. Another gorgeous sheet quilt!! Your friend is sure to love it. And wowza on your recent sheet finds! I can't seem to find any good ones lately. :( All I have right now are scraps from my quilt. But a treasure hunt is always fun! x

  7. Very pretty!!! What a lovely gesture!
    I think, for a pink quilt, it's not so pink... (Lovely, and not to girly)

    ; )