Monday, August 8, 2016

Piles of Lovely

I started collecting hoarding vintage sheets awhile ago and have gotten quite a stack. I have finally decided to so something with them.
 Cutting 5" squares is easy and fun with the rotary cutter. It gives me a chance to look at each design as I go. Some of these sheets were from my Mom's house and I remember them.
 As this pile gets shorter,
 The cut squares pile gets bigger.
 Here they are ready and waiting for my next project. I love all the pastel goodness-yellows, pinks, blues and greens. A quilt will be in the making around here.
 I also have had this lovely pile of vintage hexies that I found at a thrift store. All hand sewn-not paper pieced-so I don't know how she accomplished this beautiful pile of hexies from those lovely vintage prints. Each one is made of different fabrics and each is a little work of art.
Trying to decide what to do with these. Not a quilt, because I don't know how I'd join them without paper piecing. Still thinking about that. I've been so excited about crafting again and it's absolutely too hot to do anything outside. I'll keep you posted on my progress. As always, I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs. Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Leslie

11 comments:

  1. What a fabulous stack of vintage sheets! Wow!! I was just thinking, if you don't want to make a quilt from those hexagons, you could mount and frame them. Just a thought. It is miserably hot here too and I am only too happy to stay inside and craft. I am currently teaching myself how to crochet granny squares. I always wanted to learn. Stay cool and have fun with your crafts!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Thank you, Susan. That's a great idea to frame some of those hexies. Some of the prints are so pretty. Good for you teaching yourself to crochet. Be careful-granny squares are habit forming. It was 102 here today and no end in sight. I think I'll be inside for awhile too. Stay cool and enjoy you grannies!
      Leslie

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  2. well, that is the SMARTEST thing...collecting sheets for quilt making...I love this idea and will pay more attention to the sheet section from now on.
    Hot here too....whew

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  3. I'll bet those vintage sheets are so soft, Leslie, and a pleasure to work with. I love all the pretty, soft colors and the patterns. I look forward to seeing what you do with all those lovelies! At least you're keeping cool inside and enjoying your crafting.

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  4. Hi Leslie, Oh your piles of lovely vintage sheets are gorgeous. I can see you are having lots of fun!! I know you will find the perfect display for those vintage hexagons. More heat on the way but they did say a cool down, Ya like what, 98 degrees. haha Have a great week and enjoy your b'day!!

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  5. I am having fun. It's been so long since I have been crafty, I feel like it's pouring out right now. It's funny to be cozying up at home in the summer, but that's what I've been doing. Thanks again for all the birthday goodies and fun day together. Enjoy your week!

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  6. these are so beautiful hope you make suitable use of them dear

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  7. Oh Leslie your new quilt made from old fabrics is going to be so charming. I am currently hand stitching a topper made great grandmother made over 100 year ago.

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  8. Oh, these old sheet squares will make a lovely quilt! You're the smartest one! Oh, the old hexis are just lovely. I think you're doing to be a busy gal.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks, Shelia. I hope it turns out like I want it to. And yes I hope to keep busy-just what I need! Have a wonderful week!

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