I completed my vintage quilt over the weekend and I'm tickled pink with how it turned out.
This quilt is made entirely of thrifted cotton sheets on the front and the back. The batting and thread are the only items that I purchased new for this quilt. Haven't quite wrapped my mind around how one would thrift those items.
I was planning on stippling this quilt but after basting it I went in a different direction. I quilted with lines to play up the diamond shapes in the pattern. Painter's tape was used as a guide and it was quilted it in the following pattern: quilted 1 line then leave a space, quilt 3 lines then skipped a section, and back to quilting 1 line. If you look at the back of the quilt you can see the quilted pattern a bit clearer.
The quilt is by no means the queen size in the original design. The final measurements are 56" x 45", a perfect lap quilt size. The B-meister is currently trying to convince me to give him the quilt. So far I'm undecided only because I have some fabulous Amy Schimler fabrics that are going to become a quilt for his bed sometime this summer. Then again, can a child ever have too many quilts?
One more photo only because clothing lines by a lake only make quilts look prettier.