Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Creative Space

My creative space is again all about possibilities … and this week it’s about vintage sheet quilts.

Earlier this week I arrived home to the welcome sight of a very large envelope sitting on my door step in full view of the street. (PS thanks Australia Post for the care you take delivering parcels!)

What a welcome and wonderful sight ... 80 fat quarters of gorgeous vintage sheets (and only a couple already in my collection).

I love them ... so many pretty blues and purples.

And what about these piles of pretties?

I went through my pile of sheets (many of which I've found after I sent my sheets to the swap like this sheet) ... and don't two of the fat quarters I got go so well with this sheet I found last weekend?

I found this sheet last weekend too ... and I love these two fat quarters with it.

This is likely to be the first vintage sheet quilt I make ... I just love blue and green together and I've been saving these sheets. The green stripe was the first sheet I ever found.

But I love the florals from the 80s too (including the top floral sheet I purchased from etsy) ... and three fat quarters from the swap that fit perfectly. (PS Lucky ducks who scored the green/blue combination I sent in ... I found two of these sheets and it's one of my favourites.)

Thanks Ange for an amazing experience. I'm loving seeing what others got and I definitely plan on swapping again.

Kirsty at kootoyoo has lots more creative spaces to explore.


Kirsty said...

It's quite a collection! I'm sure this quilt will be lovely.

melissa said...

Awww yum, Im drooling... still waiting for mine! Cant wait to see your quilt it will be beautiful!

A Life So Peachy said...

Argh! Still waiting for mine & yours are making me very jealous!! Although... I think I may recognise one of them :) Looking forward to seeing what becomes of them!

Mel @ Little Ted Canvas said...

What a beautiful collection, they'll make such a gorgeous quilt!

Zinnia Pea said...

What gorgeous fabrics. I look forward to seeing the quilt!!

Maxabella said...

The sheets are so delicious and I can't believe the perfect matches you've found. Lucky! Have fun creating your quilt.

Karen said...

You've had so much fun mixing and matching!! They are gorgeous Susan - can't wait to see the finished product.

Selina said...

Wow! 80!! I thought I was cool sending 23! You certainly got a gorgeous mix there. I got mine yesterday too, they are so drool worthy, Ange did a fabulous job of mixing them all up for everyone!

Allana said...

Wow you swapped heaps!! Can't wait to see what you do with them! :)

CurlyPops said...

OMG 80??? What a collection!
I walked out the front door with a bag of rubbish today and nearly tripped over the parcel that the postie left at the front door (he did at least hide it in between the wire and the heavy door)!

green tea and red nails said...

oh they are so pretty! i cant wait to see what you create :)

you have some great combos there! this was such a rad swap... i would be totally keen to go again!

thanks for popping by my blog :)

kel x

byebyebirdie said...

with such a lovely collection of vintage sheets, your quilt or quilts are going to look fantastic!

handmadehappiness said...

this is gonna be such a good collection of quilts!! looking forward to seeing the colour combo's together x