Friday, 16 November 2012

Vintage sheets

Contrary to popular opinion (well, popular opinion in my house anyway), I have not been spending my time stroking my little collection of vintage sheets.
 

  Nor have I been inhaling their newly washed aroma of sheer loveliness.

 

Nor burying my head in them, emitting frenzied yelps of joy.



 Nor have I been whispering sweet nothings to them. You know how you do?

 

You see, dear readers, I've been busy cutting them.


 Into squares.


To make a patchwork duvet cover.



Evidence:

Snippings.  I almost can't bear to throw them away.  What am I like!
Actual squares:




 This beauty is going to be the backing:


Only another 60 squares to go *gulp*.


See you in a while....xxx

34 comments:

  1. Wow I can't wait to see what it looks like in the end - I would love to be able to make a quilt.

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  2. You're weird. It's official. But I like weird people, so that's OK!
    Such beautiful prints and colours, I am very much looking forward to the final result! xxx

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  3. It's going to be a beauty Loo. I love the third and fourth sheet most especially. Glad you showed evidence - I would never have believed you were cutting them otherwise! They do look lovely all stacked up, but they are going to be even nicer when you turn them into a duvet cover. Do you think you'll have it finished in time for Chrissy?

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  4. Oh it's gonna be beautiful!! x

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  5. Oooh Lou...you are teasing us with your pinked squares! Those fabrics look gorgeous and I just know that the finished duvet cover will be a stunner xx

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  6. Ooh i have been cutting into my stash too, but it has to be done, now i have 100 pennants cut out and sewn togetherfor my bunting :) i need to start a quilt too..

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  7. Yay for patchwork! It's going to be wonderful, the sheets are gorgeous. x

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  8. Very brave, and very pretty! Lovely winter project, looking forwards to seeing the finished article a-bed x

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  9. And why didn't you inhale, yelp and whisper sweet nothings as you were cutting?! It's going to look great.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  10. Oooh You are such a tease! Looks very good though.

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  11. Can't wait to see the final result... those sheets are so great!
    x Tina

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  12. Ooo lovely! I can't throw away my snippings either!

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  13. Ooohhh what beautiful sheets! I can't wait to see the end result.x

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  14. I've never seen such gorgeous sheets - wherever do they come from?
    I'm about to make my first quilt - a "rag quilt" from old flannel. I've been buying old pyjamas and robes from thrift stores. It's harder than I thought to come up with a pattern. Any hints/secrets?

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  15. It's going to look absolutely Awesome! I'm a Fabric Artist... and it takes a certain amount of temporary insanity for me to cut up some of the Vintage Fabrics that I am loathe to hack to make a Creation out of... but every so often, I go quite insane and the end results are definitely worth the sacrifice made! Hope you will Share the end result of this Vintage Sheet Inspired Duvet you will be Creating?! PLEASE... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  16. I bet the end result is going to be stunning, how could it not be with so much vintage floral loveliness.
    Lisa x

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  17. wow. I think it will be gorgeous when it's finished, can't wait to see it. I'm sure it took a lot of courage to cut the sheets up, it took me years to pluck up enough courage to cut into my grandmother's curtains....but I'm so glad I did :)

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  18. Lovely! I'm embarking on a similar project just now too.

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  19. Oh wow, what a collection. Can't wait to see the end result x

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  20. Wow, each fabric is more beautiful than the next. Can't wait to see the end product!

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  21. aahh i did this with all my vintage sheets a couple of months ago and started hand stitching them together but then the crochet bug hit me again i made a double size bed blanket i must get my patches out again soon. Good luck and enjoy making yours, dee x

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  22. *Eaaak* I WOULD LOVE a vintage sheet patchwork duvet cover!!!
    ("What it's not for me") *cry*
    hahaha Joking

    When I get good at sewing I will surely make myself one. I adore patchwork!!

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  23. This looks like it is going to be AMAZING!! Ooh I want, I want...!
    http://shopaholiconashoestring.wordpress.com/

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  24. It will look wonderful ... I have so much admiration for all you patchworkers - I just know I wouldn't have the patience to get beyond the first few squares! M x

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  25. I bet it'll look absolutely stunning! Really striking! You have quite a collection there, missy! ;-) Now I can't wait to see the finished ta-daaaa!

    Sarahx

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  26. Lovely 'clashiness' - perfecto. I use the teeny tiny scraps for lighting the fire!!! We also have lots of old sheets but use them as old sheets! Who knew - those ones from the 70s are particularly hard wearing I find.
    Looking forward to the 'reveal'
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  27. Are you alive? Have you been crushed under a weight of sheets?

    It's going to be great x

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  28. Wow, that's quite a collection of loveliness! Can't wait to see the finished result xxx

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  29. AB-SO-FRICKIN-LUTELY SPECTACULAR! Cannot wait to see the finished product! Sarah xxx

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