i love to search out all sorts of cotton only vintage fabrics and todays finds are of the sheet and pillow case variety..but i also collect vintage aprons, tablecloths and embroidered linen and i use them all in quilts..
|todays op shop finds hanging out to dry|
i like to leave washed and folded piles of recent finds on my work table for a few days for visual pleasure before i store them for future use..
|this weeks earlier finds washed and folded|
and because i love the process i make all of my quilts using the english paper piecing method even for a quilt of this type made with 10cm squares..the finished quilt below will measure 170cm x 170cm and it is close to that size now..
|quilt pieced with vintage sheets, pillow cases and a couple of aprons|
and then when that's done i will start hand quilting but i first need to baste the quilted top, the cotton batting and the backing fabric together..
|vintage sheet backing fabric|
when the quilting is done i will then bind the quilt but i want to wait until it's quilted before i make my final binding fabric choice..jane