Vintage Bed Sheet Quilt


I finally finished one of my old projects!  These blocks were made for me by the lovely ladies of the Vintage Sheet Quilting Bee before my daughter was born (she is 19 months old now!).  The block pattern is a tutorial by Aneela Hoey from the first issue of Fat Quarterly.  Aneela generously allowed me to share the tutorial with my fellow Bee members.


The blocks are all made from vintage bed sheets and I asked everyone to stick to a 2-color scheme. The sashing is Kaufman Essex Linen in Natural.


I didn’t have a sheet big enough for the back, so I decided to use up my vintage sheet stash and sew up a patchwork back.  I’ve really been loving simple, patchwork quilts lately, so this fulfilled my desire to make my own!


I love how cheery and bright this quilt is.  It reminds me of my own bed sheets from when I was a little girl. It’s twin-sized, so I’m hoping my daughter will want it on her bed someday.  She’s still in a crib, so she is having fun snuggling under it while we read books on the couch for now.


Linking up with TGIFF at From Blank Pages…

13 thoughts on “Vintage Bed Sheet Quilt

  1. What a fabulous quilt! And a great idea for Bee blocks – it gives a nice amount of scope for people to be creative but not so much leeway that they turn out too differently. I still have to decide what to do for my Bee month and this is definitely going on my shortlist! Great work x

  2. That is one gorgeous quilt! The texture is awesome! Some of those fabrics on the “back” are so very similar to a picnic quilt I just finished and posted on my blog. The 4-patches I used were some fabrics from my grandmother’s sewing days. Great post!

  3. Oh, I think it is wonderful. I love the blocks, and I love the borders you put around them with the striped sheets! The back is fantastic, too. It makes it perfectly reversible!

  4. It can be so frustrating when you open your linen closet to get a set of bedsheets out and you end up spending the next 10 minutes trying to decipher if the sheets you grabbed are for your full size, queen size or king size mattress. Instead of easily grabbing what you need, you end up making a bigger mess in the closet! Not fun.`

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