Monday, February 15, 2010

Cut Ups

I am in love with vintage sheets.

There is a softness to them like no other vintage fabric.

Pretty flowers and the sweetest designs.


Delicate roses, little posies, rose buds, daffodils, iris and charming ticking.

P1010012x I have been collecting vintage sheets so that I can make a quilt, like the one that Sara (Anyone Can Quilt) made.

Just click HERE to take you to the post where Sara shared her glorious quilt with us.

In the meantime, I have cut bundles of fat quarters to sell on my ETSY.

A girl just cannot keep all of the fabric, but I AM going to make me a quilt with pieces I have set aside for one.

I hope that Mother Nature is treating you kindly and perhaps showing off her spring talent with you.


Anonymous said...

Becky I think it would be wonderful to make a quilt, unfortunately I'm not crafty like that. I can knit however:) As far as the weather being kind to us that would be a big NO!!


Vee said...

Now this is news to me...I had no idea that gals collect vintage sheets (why not?) and create lovely quilts with them. I'm going to see what I've got put away for old sheets. Your stash is so springy looking.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

These sheets are absolutely beautiful. So glad I stopped by here to say hello.
You should put your shop on my Temptation Mondays sometime. I would love to have you on there

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

These are so sweet. In fact, I might have had some of these (or my mom did) when I was a little girl. I can't wait to see what you do with these. One day I will learn to sew. My heart tells me I can, but my fingers just aren't quite there.

I loved your hearts from your last post. They are precious in so many ways.

Jeanette said...

I too have a vintage sheet addiction, any chance you want to do a swap with me? Maybe we can add to each other's variety =0)

Laura said...

I can not wait to see that quilt! It will be gorgeous!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Those are some beautiful vintage sheets! I can't wait to see your quilt when you finish!!!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH~~Those sheets are beautiful!I'm sure the quilt will be even more beautiful. how pretty will be. I have about 30 old hankies that I want to use to make my granddaughter a quilt. She is 2 so I hope I finish it before she is 22:)

skoots1mom said...

so, so pretty...i'll hop over an look @ etsy :)

Carol said...

I would be inspired by that gorgeous quilt, too. I think you're off to a good start with your stash!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, I love them too...I have a little collection going, perhaps I should show them sometime, your idea of making fat quarters is a very smart one! I love the ones with the rosebuds the best. I always check garage sales and the Salvation Army....there's nothing like the coolness of one of those vintage cotton sheets under your feet on a summer night, right?

All My Yesterdays said...

Oh, you grabbed my heart with this one! I love vintage sheets also and when I find them, they go on my bed! I have a set that my 92 year old aunt made years ago and they're still sturdy and have that sweet know it (O:
Thanks for sharing this with us and good luck on making your quilt. Now I'll go take a peek...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love those vintage patterns. They just don't make 'em that way any more. I can't wait to see your quilt. laurie

Elyse said...

they are all so pretty!!

{happy belated valentine's day!}


The Green Pea said...

My,My, that quilt is pretty. It does look so very soft. There is nothing like a quilt to snuggle up with. You will have to post the one you make....Looking forward to seeing it. XXOO sandi

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Thanks for sharing the sweet blog. I hadn't seen that one before. It's a beautiful quilt. I have quite a few old sheets like this, and this is such a great idea.

Miss Jean said...

Hey girlfriend! Come on over to our Wednesday Wasters and we can sew together. Your quilt is going to be sooooo darling. We could even teach you the longarm quilting machine! Imagine the possibilities!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, very pretty -- I love Sara's quilt. Is it painful to cut into those sheets? Mother Nature still has some winter in her, where we are!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Anna, it IS a bit painful...especially when they are near perfect. I am holding on to some pillowcases though. Most of the sheets have some small imperfections..but I cut around them. I just love how soft the sheets are. They don't make 'em like they use to.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love those vintage sheets. The quilt on the other blog is gorgeous. What inspiration! Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Susan said...

I collect vintage sheets too......yours are so pretty........I also buy all shabby chic looking sheets, because you can use the fabric for all kinds of things...........I recently made some window valences for my kitchen out of sheets with rose designs.

stefanie said...


She'sSewPretty said...

I love vintage sheets too. I've been saving mine for something special too.
I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day Becky!

AshTreeCottage said...

Great floral sheets. I am sure that they will make a beautiful quilt.

Susan and Bentley

Pondside said...

The old patterns have an innocence, don't they?
I love the idea of a quilt made from old sheets - especially when the colours are so soft.
February is being good to us up here - blossoms everywhere!

debbie said...


Lululiz said...

The fabrics are beautiful, perfect for a soft vintage quilt.

vintage girl at heart said...

I love vintage sheets too and pillow cases and can NEVER pass them up at yard sales etc.!!Looking forward to seeing your sweet quilt!!

carolineAlexander said...

I think that is a great idea! i LOVE anything vintage that is very creative.

Shelley said...

Hi Becky,I also love vintage sheets...I use them on my bed...they do feel so much better than the newer ones to sleep on....can't wait to see that quilt.....blessings

Elsie said...

Becky~ That is a beautiful quilt.
Talk about RECYCLE that is a great
way. My sister just bought another
new quilting machine so I may have
to try it out. Thanks for the idea.
We actually have S-U-N-S-H-I-N-E
at least I think that is what it
is called. We haven't had it in so
long I have forgotten. It is still
cold which I am so tried of. Hurry
up Spring!!!:O)

Claudia said...

I've seen that quilt and love it! You've got me thinking I need to start collecting some sheets. I love making quilts but somehow, the faded, pastel colors of quilts are what I really yearn for.


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, the fabrics are so soft and sweet. You can't go wrong making anything with these!

Barb ♥

luisa said...

Hello, your blog is adorable.Very very sweet.Sorry for my english.I´m from Argentina.Adios.-

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
I love your vintage fabric "sheets". I can see a quilt out of these for sure!. Today is my first day back to work (big sigh)I rather be home, but I have to work. It's lunch time so of course I just had to see what you were up too. Your trip to the beach looks lovely and peaceful, the heart stones are amazing and that they were on the beach, what a find. I have been thinking of you and wishing you happiness.
Take care and big hugs,

Donna said...

I have several vintage sheets in my linen closet. This is a wonderful idea of what I can do with mine! Thanks for sharing! Yours are beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh goodness, it has happened. You know the top sheets in your second photo? Had them when I was in college and I recognize some from Saras quilt (the brown and orange roses) had those too. I am old enough to have been the original owner of vintage sheets for crying out loud! Sheesh, they sure look cute in that quilt though:>)

Liz said...

I love the feel of cool vintage sheets.... what an awesome idea to make a quilt out of them. Can't wait to see. :)


Jenny said...

Beautiful fabrics. That will make a luscious quilt. I'm going to look at the link you posted.

Tanza said...

Hi sweet Becky,
Gosh, I thought of you and your doggie, cuz I was watching that doggie "big show", and the one that owon looks just like your Mr. Doogs .. how cool is that .. Is your "puupy love" feeling proud ?! They look sooo much alike .. Hoping you are having a wonderful, blessed week .. No rain here this week, just BEAUTIFUL California sunshine all week ~
Puppy Loves

Signs and Salvage said...

I LOVE vintage sheets too!!! There is just something about the smell and the just cannot find that in today's fabrics!! I actually sleep on mine. My own private delight!! The quilt sounds divine!!

Take Care,


Anonymous said...

I would really love to do this, but I don't think I could bring myself to cut up a vintage sheet!! Your quilt is beautiful. Do you like the percale or the 100% cotton sheets best?

Laurel :)

Heather E said...

HI becki! This is Heather, we were chatting on Etsy! Thank you for the sweet comment on my site. I LOVE your blog too!! A couple things. 1)Never knew that trick with eggs! I get eggs from my aunt all the time. what a neat thing to know! 2)I found ANOTHER sheet that I have the same as you. So strange. I only have 6 but now 3 are the same. Funny. Can't wait to see the quilt you make!
Also, I found myself in tears when I read about your son. Having 2 boys myself, I just cannot imagine the pain. I was also so glad to read that you are a believer! How marvelous that you can rejoice in the Lord that Jordan is kickin up gold dust in heaven!
LOTS OF HUGS! A new follower, Heather