I'm happy to have a finish today!
A quilt is QUILTED...and BOUND!
That's always a GOOD thing.
I'm sending this off to my older daughter.
She works at a small school and they're having a BIG fundraiser next week.
It'll get there just in the NICK of time!!!
This quilt began with that big middle block...
given to me by a fellow quilter.
I added a few borders and called it DONE.
This lovely vintage cotton sheet makes the perfect backing.
This quilt contains
some HAND me DOWNS.
Isn't THAT the perfect kind of quilt???
What a perfect quilt finish. They are one lucky school to have this quilt as part of a fundraiser!! I think the combination of new, old, and hand me downs is ideal for a quilt. Lovely finish :)ReplyDelete
yes... old, new, and hand me downs is the way to go!!
fund raiser - a perfect direction as well!!
I have been using vintage cotton sheets from the thrift store for a few years now! I only buy the flat sheets (more yardage, easier to cut to size) and I wait for the twice a month 50% off sale! Typically, I'll pay $2.50 or less for a queen or king size sheet. If I see a twin size sheet that I just love, I'll pay the 99 cents for it. Lol!ReplyDelete
No problem with shrinkage, since it's been washed many times already! Any extra that I trim off when I'm finished goes into a stack to be used in quilt TOPS so there's rarely any waste!
Never had a problem machine or hand quilting when using the sheets and it's a lot cheaper than buying the yardage I would need! It actually seems to be a better quality than some of the cottons I've seen lately at the big box fabric stores! Jmo.
This is great! And it has given me a few ideas. I have a quilt top that I want to make bigger, but wasn't sure how I wanted to do it...Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
It is beautiful and I know they will love it.ReplyDelete
A community effort. You did good, Girl. Love that it now goes for a good cause.ReplyDelete
Perfect quilt indeed!ReplyDelete