Friday, November 5, 2010

retreat - project #2

After all those triangles, I was ready to slip back into my comfort zone! I was inspired by this quilt on Jeni's blog In Color Order (another vintage sheet fan!), and knew this would be a fun and simple retreat project. I went through my stack of pre-cut sheets (6" squares), and grabbed any that I liked that I had at least 5 of. I brought about 80 prints, when all I needed was about 30! Oh well, it gave me plenty to choose from at the retreat!


I really love the simplicity of it. I didn't think too hard about the layout - I just narrowed it down to my favorite prints (anything 'colorful'), and then I slapped them up on the design wall. I did some minimal rearranging as I went, but I really tried not to over-think it.


(I stole this picture from Karen's blog post). The purple square really jumps out, doesn't it? I probably won't get this quilted until next year. In the meantime, it will languish in 'quilt purgatory' (draped over the stair railing upstairs), where I'll get enjoy petting it whenever I walk by!

6 comments:

  1. Oh what fun...I wanna go too! Elaine

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  2. i love , love it!! I like seeing the Cross' in it!! That's cool.

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  3. Lovely! I adore vintage sheets!

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  4. What a great way to use vintage sheets...

    I don't know if you saw, but I finally finished the quilt using the squares I won on your blog.

    http://janeweston.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-vintage-finish.html

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  5. this is so beautiful!!! i love the simple pattern, but it stands out so much.

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  6. Sooo so pretty. This is one of my favorite patterns. It's like instant happy, just looking at it!

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