Vintage sheets – January/February

6 Mar

It’s been a quiet few months on the finding front.  A sheet from the car boot:

Vintage sheet - blue/yellow floral

A handmade duvet cover from the charity shop, this was quite expensive, especially considering the one side was plain, but still I had to have it:

Vintage sheet - teal floral

A couple of pillowcases in a fairly rare dark blue print:

Vintage sheet - dark blue floral

A gorgeous pile of pillowcases in this print:

Vintage sheet - pink purple

Fortunately I also had the UK and Ireland Vintage sheet swap going on.  I think in the end we had 11 swappees and 200 or so FQ’s!  I was so intent on sorting and attempting to meet requests for particular colours that I neglected to take any photographs.

Here’s a photo of the bundle that Judith received back that gives you a taste of the gorgeous prints and colours we had:

Vintage Sheets FQ Swap Jan13

Judith was also incredibly quick off the mark and made up a block:

Brit Bee Block Feb13

She then sent off some fabrics to her Brit Bee ladies who have made up blocks for her, so you may see them popping up on other blogs too!

Jan found that the arrival of the fat quarters helped her find her sewing mojo and quickly sewed up a quilt top:

Vintage Sheet Quilt WIP

And I’ve been sewing with mine too:

Orbit quilt

If you’re interested in joining a future vintage sheet swap then please do let me know here or leave a comment in the flickr group and get searching.

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10 Replies to “Vintage sheets – January/February

  1. Such lovely finds and makes. The swap was wonderful and I will definitely do it again if you organise another one. I’m very jealous of all the making and finding that’s going on as I finally got my new hip and have been off my feet for almost a month now. Am hoping the local charity shops will be stacked to the rafters with vintage lovelies by the time I’m out and about again … Sarah x

  2. I just came across your blog and I can’t believe I have missed out on your vintage sheet swap. I am in the process of making a vintage quilt and have become a bit obsessed, so I would definitely like to be involved in the next one!

  3. Thank you for linking up with me today, I checked out the sites you suggested and joined the FB pg, I am going to have to get into finding some sheets..

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