Monday, August 11, 2008

Tulip Ribbons...Repurposed Beauty...Vintage Sheets

Maybe someone having a little girl would like this one. Made from vintage sheets and the binding is vintage as well, tiny green dots on white. The back is two pink tones of Kona cotton. The quilting was intended to look like ribbons cascading down the quilt. The four patch is very simple, but the quilting gives this quilt an amazing texture. I love it. It's a wonderful feeling to take something someone else could find no use for and make something beautiful.

I had 3 quilts basted and ready to go this weekend. Finished one, started and stopped quilting on the peek-a-boo baby quilt 3 times. I tried free motion, but ended up ripping and ripping. I couldn't find the groove. Now I'm taking out all the basting and starting over. I hope I didn't ruin it. It's so stretched and out of shape with all the quilting/ripping cycles. Back to the drawing board on that one.

I haven't read a blog for days...my google reader is overflowing. I try to blog without obligation, and for the most part I do. I do, however, enjoy reading your blogs and so I get a bit stressed when the time just isn't there. Do you worry about those kind of things? Gotta run! Have a fab week!

37 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Ilove the texture in that first photo. I think you have just talked me into finishing something instead of starting a new project.

jovaliquilts said...

Lovely! I agree completely, it's so satisfying to take a throw-away and turn it into something both useful and beautiful.

Stephanie D. said...

That just looks oh so cuddly and baby girl-ish! I think it would be snatched up in a heartbeat.

My reader got jammed the weekend I changed computers, too. Seems everyone had something to say and I hated joining in so late!

Regi said...

The quilt is beautiful... I am sure there is a little girl out there, that will adore it.

I try to read all the blogs on my list... but some days i just dont get to it. Usually thats when everyone has something to say *smiles*

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the quilting. I love the lines it gives a quilt. It looks darling.

I hate when my reader is screaming at me with so many reads!

ellen said...

So sweet, so beautiful and so special that you have given new life to it.
Take care.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Gorgeous sweet quilt - love the soft colours! I am finding it increasingly more difficult to keep up with all my blog reading and answering comments as well. Trouble is, I keep finding so many great blogs to add to bloglines!

Amy said...

It reminds me of something I had as a little girl in the 70's. I love it!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love this - and am on a hunt for similar sheets/fabrics (Jessie saw your blog - she enjoys reading them with me) and told me she has to have one like this to cuddle up with in the summer. You did a fantastic job quilting this!!
Kris

magikquilter said...

I can't think how you got that wonderful effect of tulips on the back .... is it grid quilted? Shall have a look on flickr and see if I can work it out.

The bloglines/googlereaders are a bit stressful I must say and also have noticed quite a few of the blogs I read and comment on regularly do not ever comment back and are unapologetic so maybe we could take away something from them ......it does seem to be one sided but people keep coming back to these blogs. I think commenting on one in four or one a week is enough really otherwise the joy goes out of the whole thing...becomes a chore really. Yours is never a chore though Jacquie!

magikquilter said...

That is one blog post in four ...not one blog in four!!!

Linn said...

Pink quilts are such fun, aren't they? I, unfortunately, have only boys, so I'm stuck with non-girly stuff, unless it's for me! The quilting looks great!

Tine said...

I'm sure anyone having a little girl woul LOVE that quilt! It is adorable. I like the way you quilted it so much.

MichelleB said...

Love the quilting. It looks fabulous.

Sheridan said...

Oh wow, what an amazing job you have done! It looks absolutely gorgeous and I am so envious of your machine-quilting talent. Well done!

Anonymous said...

I love your quilts. Which Bernina do you use to do you quilting on?

Janis said...

The quilt is adorable with such a soft and gentle look.

Yes, aren't there just so many wonderfully creative people to keep up with?! I was so honored to have you visit and comment on my blog but my goodness, I wouldn't expect it often. Like you said it's more fun "without obligation"!

Stina said...

You made a beautiful and cuddly quilt...do you have to be a little girl to love that one??...cause I love that one... :o)

Jacquie said...

To answer anonymous's question: i use my mom's Bernina Artista 165 and i use a walking foot.

MightyMom said...

well I really liked this quilt in progress and I just LOVE how you quilted it!!! it's fabulous!!

Mom said...

I hear you on blogging w/o obligation, but there is so much cool stuff going on all the time that it is hard when you can't keep up. I love the inspriation that others' work gives me - it's like my own personal stash of beauty. When I start to feel guilty for not keeping up with the posts and comments I try to recall what it was like before there were blogs - and remain thankful that people are kind enough to take the time to share. Just having the opportunity to surf is amazing and a true technological feat.

Btw, I also agree about the one comment per four posts guideline by magikquilter. But it really is just that: a guideline. We all have lives that demand attention and priority. Just having people stop by for a quick look at my freshman blog is an honor. I hope that my comments provide the same for others too.

I also hope that I'm not violating a blogger code of ethics or anything, but I don't 'subscribe' to any feeds. That way when I have time to look at other blogs I do, and comment when something strikes me. My inbox remains clear of any reminders of how out of sync/ behind I may actually be. I compensate for all of this by giving credit where credit is due for my knitting and sewing projects. I may not comment all the time, but I try my best to always list where my ideas and inspriations come from.

I love the pink quilt - lovely texture.

Connie W said...

That's a lovely quilt! Love it.

ROZ said...

I love the quilt. I noticed the post you put on my blog, about meander quilting. I have posted a few hints.

Rebekah said...

those tulips are so adorable! It reminds me of some doll clothes/blankets I had when I was a kid. Your quilting sets it off perfectly!zbn

AJ said...

Simply stunning!

amandajean said...

what a sweet quilt! I do stress out about those things, too. it's not just you.

Alice said...

I love it. I need to get some vintage sheets!

Levin (and Emily) said...

i know exactly how you feel about reading blogs - some days i get so far behind that i almost panic at the thought of having to read and comment. that's why i ended up having a break. i'm refreshed now and i've cut down on the amount of blogs i read.
love the quilt - it's absolutely beautiful.
l
x

Victoria said...

So soft and cozy looking! Makes me want to curl up and take a nice nap!

judy said...

*Gorgeous*! The quilting on the tulips is perfect! I love that it's so dainty and girly (and yes, we have girly love here in this house with three little girls)! It might have taken some time and ripping, but the end result is perfect :)

sarahmurray said...

I've been collecting vintage sheets this summer and can't wait to make one of these babies. Your quilt looks so great! The quilting makes it extra special. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

It looks great!

I'm totally behind too . . . we'll still be here :)

Dawn said...

Your cascading tulip ribbons are simply enchanting and your beauty always comes through with your quilting!

And it was because of you when I first saw on your blog--BLOGGING W/O OBLIGATION that I could finally exhale about the 'overwhelmingness' that can happen to a blogger. I felt I could relax about the whole 'gotta do this'...and just simply enjoy.

iknitipurl said...

Lovely quilt! You are right, the quilt would be perfect for a little girl.

Cami said...

I love the quilting on this! Just a little bit of curves to make it interesting. And what cute binding fabric!

Leanne said...

Your quilt always look so inviting....I agree wholeheartedly about blogging with out obligation ...some times I feel so guilty about the number of posts waiting to be read or emails that need to be answered.

Colleen said...

Another beautiful finished quilt! You are amazing!!