At the beginning of December I stated my goal for the month, to get my vintage sheet scrappy trip around the world quilt finished.
Despite the thought that it might be a simple task to fit in between the seemingly endless end of term events it was a right royal pain. I managed to find time but the quilting was not easy.
I opted for straight line quilting which is pretty much the norm for me, but for some reason it didn’t go smoothly.
As the fabrics are a polyester and cotton mix I used Gutermann polyester thread and quilted diagonally. I found that after a large number of diagonal rows the fabric was puckering slightly on the top, but by this point there was no way I was going to unpick any of it. The quilt has always been destined to stay with me, as a sort of a record of all the vintage sheets that I have found, swapped or been gifted so as long as I can live with it’s imperfections that’s fine.
Handstitching the binding was a happy task, there is definitely something therapeutic in it for me.
So it’s been finished for a week or so and I’ve been waiting for time and sunshine to coincide for a photo-shoot and it was looking less and less like happening, so on Saturday Tobit took some photo’s of it on the kitchen floor:
And then on Sunday I woke to sunshine and blue sky so just before lunch we headed to the park for a photo-shoot:
Much nicer photo’s than on the kitchen floor!
I love the sheet I pulled from my stash for the backing:
A common stripy sheet for the binding:
So there it is, a quilt that was started in April (I think) and finished in December, it’s been a long time since a quilt took me that long to make!
To celebrate the quilt finish and the end of the year/beginning of a new one I’m having a big sale in my etsy shop, so if you feel inspired to sew with vintage sheets head on over and grab yourself a bargain, stocks are limited so don’t hesitate too long.
Pattern – Scrappy Trip Around the World
Fabrics – Vintage sheets from stash
Binding – Stripy vintage sheet
Backing – Vintage sheet
Wadding – Super-Soft 70/30 Eco-Blend by Sew Simple
Quilting – Straight line by me on my Janome Horizon
Size – Approx 70″ x 58″
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