Remember me showing you this quilt top? Well I finally got it basted and quilted and checked off the to do list. What do yall think?
How fun is this? I did not know I could tilt my photos!! I think I found my new favorite thing!!
What do yall think about the green polka dotted back? That’s a thrifted sheet!!! Yep, yep it is and it worked perfectly I think for the color scheme of the quilt. I know my lines aren’t perfectly straight, but I think it turned out pretty good anyway. I hope the next one will be better.
I really need to perfect my basting method. Any suggestions? The fact that I have carpet all throughout my apartment and limited space does not help.
Ok now onto the next thing I wanted to share. Now that I’ve posted an up close and personal of the finished quilt, I have a question. Do you see the sandy colored fabric in the above photos that creates the diamond shapes in the quilt? Well I personally dyed all of that fabric with coffee and/or tea. Do any of yall do that?
I save all of the coffee that is left in the coffee pot in the mornings and I use it to dye thrifted white sheets. Yes you read that right, I do not buy white fabric from the fabric store and I also do not buy any type of tan fabric unless I have tried to achieve a certain color and have failed epically! But I must say that doesn’t happen very often because I have learned that if I dye the fabric first with tea and it isn’t dark enough, I let it dry then stick it in a bowl like the above photo of very hot coffee and let it soak for about an hour that usually does the trick. Oh and I must mention this method makes me feel like I’m doing something good for the environment because I’m only using coffee or tea to dye the fabric and I used something from a second hand store!
Speaking of thrifted sheets I wanted to show yall some of my stash.
As you can see in the first photo, the second shelf isn’t as full as the top shelf. The top shelf is 2 stacks deep and each stack is at least 7 sheets high. The very front 2 stacks that are shorter than the others are pillow cases. The second shelf is mostly solid colored sheets there are a few that you can’t see in this photo that are different shades of blue and purple (all thrifted). Now the bottom shelf are our bath towels. Is it a bad think when I have more vintage sheets that I do bath towels?
I know I’ve probably babbled enough with this post, but I wanted to show you a sketch of the next quilt I am working on. Keep an open mind because this is a very rough sketch and it gets worse because I had to take a picture of it because my scanner wasn’t cooperating.
And the last thing I wanted to share today is that my kindergartener had homework for the first time the other evening!! He was so excited, but I don’t think that will last!