Look at this tiny girl! This is what I spent hours hand stitching the other day. Both of my girls fell in love with this little dog, which means I get to make another one. It'll be fun, I think I should have a Bette Davis marathon while I work on the next one.
Please say hello to my new love. On the design wall is my new summer quilt in the making.
I've been wanting to make a quilt out of vintage sheets from the 60's and 70's. The tough part is finding old sheets at thrift stores that are in good shape. After a bit of searching I found some fat quarter sized bundles of them on Etsy in pink, green, blue and yellow. I really want to showcase these great prints so I cut my squares at 10 1/2 inches. 7 across and 7 down. I'm so exited about this quilt!
This pink carnation print is my favorite of the whole bunch. Most of the sheets are a cotton/poly blend. A precious few are a nice crisp 100% cotton. These carnation lovelies is one of them.
All of these summer colors reflect what I see out of my sewing room window. They remind me of warm days and cool summer nights, screen doors and campfires at the river.
I hope to get this quilt finished soon. I really want to sleep under it on our camping trips this summer.
And now for a few more photos of the teeny doggy. She hasn't a name yet, any suggestions?
When I finished stitching her, she was just screaming for a flower in her hair. And some pearls. Such a little lady she is.
I am really enjoying my summer sewing. Is anyone else humming The Brady Bunch theme song? x