Tuesday, April 20, 2010

14 months later ... a finished quilt!

Over a year ago, I posted several blog posts expressing my excitement to make this clothesline quilt from Oh, Fransson. I searched high and low for vintage linens in thrift and antique shops, even online.

Then I got started. Then it quickly stalled. I don't know why. I think part of it was that cutting up old sheets and pillowcases is not as easy as cutting crisp, smooth fabric off of a bolt. So I had a bit of a hard time.

Then I found that sewing old fabrics together accurately wasn't as easy as sewing new fabrics together accurately. Some were really worn, some were crisp.

Well, I finally finished it! And I do love it, even if it's not perfect.

Clothesline Quilt,quilting,vintage linens

Clothesline Quilt,quilting,vintage linens

It's interesting how the texture comes out so much more when you don't use the flash. But you also can't see the fabrics as well, so I did photos each way.

Clothesline Quilt,quilting,vintage linens

Clothesline Quilt,quilting,vintage linens

The back is nine different vintage fabrics -- I like the orange ones the best

Clothesline Quilt,quilting,vintage linens

Clothesline Quilt,quilting,vintage linens

I'm so glad to have the project completed. It's been sitting around my sewing room cluttering everything up for over a year. Now I have a pretty quilt instead of a mess!

4 comments:

machen und tun said...

it is lovely and totally worth the wait :-)
very well done!!
you take care,
claudia

Ms. Givens said...

Uh WOW!

moongipsies@msn.com said...

this is gorgeous Robyn... seriously

Jenni said...

I love your quilt! I have a bunch of vintage sheets just waiting for me to do something like this! Happy to have found this!

ps-I'm the one who is doing the bib give away. I snuck in to see what your projects were like. Very cute!