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7.13.2010

vintage sheet patchwork quilt.

I finally made a baby quilt using some of my vintage sheets! I actually made two, but the other didn't photograph so well, so you'll have to wait to see that one! This is the softest little quilt ever. My favorite thing about this quilt is that once I finished, it felt as though these fabrics had always lived harmoniously alongside one another. A great feeling for a quilt I tell ya.

Although I love it, I had the hardest time cutting into my stash of vintage sheets. Every time I chose a print to cut, I had to think long and hard about whether I'd like to use the sheet on a bed or sacrifice it for the little quilt.

You see, I have this dream of having a little cottage on a lake that will be chock full of old, pretty things. Each bedroom will have no less than two twin wrought iron beds, neatly tucked with vintage floral sheets and handmade quilts.

It will be bright and sunny and have creaky, wooden floors, perhaps even whitewashed. The rooms will have candy colored dry sinks with huge enamel pitchers filled with flowers from the garden. There will be reading corners with overstuffed pillows and an assortment of my favorite picture books...

There will be trails of sand leading to wet swimsuits that hang from crystal doorknobs...

The mood will be light and the air thick of campfire and song...


It's a reoccurring dream and it makes me happy.


Oh, how I ramble....

28 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

Soooo lovely! I love vintage sheet quilts! I'd have to have a think before cutting into them too.

Andi said...

Pretty!!!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Can I come visit your dream cottage?? It sounds just lovely :)

Stephanie said...

your quilt looks very soft! Love that striped sheet, very pretty! Your dream cottage sounds amazing!

ange_moore said...

I love this quilt and have linked to this post on my blog. I am currently hosting a Vintage Sheet FQ swap for Australians and thought they might be inspired by your gorgeous quilt.

Terriaw said...

This is so pretty! I can totally picture this quilt in your dream cottage. I especially love those reading corners. Great job putting this one together.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

gorgeus! i love the vintage look!

flowerpress said...

Can I have your quilt and come and live in your house, Oh and can we have one at the beach too! Please ;-)

Leslie said...

this is an amazing and perfect dream...this quilt is gorgeous. i am working on several vintage projects right now....your quilting is awesome

mazawi said...

yes, this cottage of yours sounds lovely.

Cyndi said...

Erica, your quilt turned out beautifully - I adore it. I actually have some of the same sheets as you used! And I certainly understand how hard it is to cut into them...I have only managed to cut up one from my stash and that's because it had paint on it! :o( And I use a lot of them on the beds.

Wow, your dream cottage sounds just like mine...have you been in my dreams? LOL!!! I'm a cottage girl through and through...my house is decorated in the cottage style, but I still want an actual cottage! LOVE!!!!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Beth said...

LOVE IT!!!!

ayumills said...

Another adorable baby quilt from you! I was inspired by you and made a square-patch table top quilt for my friend's birthday. It was a lot of fun, but I like yours better, haha!

Ellen said...

This is lovely! I've really been wanting to try making a quilt and this one is just so inspiring!

angela said...

Oh my goodness - that is the most wonderful dream. Book me for a visit :)

Lovely quilt - all those happy sheets. It looks so nice to snuggle under.

felicity said...

What a beautiful quilt - it will be most at home in your lovely little dream cottage.

such said...

The story of your dream of a once and future house by the lake is as lovely as the quilt that inspired it! Love it. Love it.

Anna said...

beautiful!!! I want one of my own, and your deam cottage sounds amazing. I have my aunt on a hunt for vintage sheets for me, yay!

Tracey said...

sounds delightful. i do so love your little vintage quilt.

Joanne Huffman said...

The quilt is beautiful. I know it was hard to cut into your stash, but it sure looks worth it to me. Your dream cottage sounds delightful - and, achievable.

Meg said...

It's a beautiful ramble--feel free to take me there, anytime!

Sooz said...

I totally get it... we daydream, therefore we quilt. It's beautiful, and will be way more awesome in your future cabin by the lake than some old sheets...

Shanna Brooks said...

I just love it! I am working on my very fist patchwork quilt. Really my first quilt ever. I am a new follower and would love for you to visit me @ www.mommiesandbeyond.com

Susan said...

your "someday" cottage sounds lovely. I have that same dream. :) Your quilt will go perfectly in that room

Rebekah said...

oh, it's so pretty! I just love the soft colors and cottage-y feel of this!

MeganAnne said...

i'd love to come live in your dream. it sounds wonderful

Angie said...

Love it! Looks so soft!

blimunda said...

This is LOVELY...
Barbara