Friday, March 9, 2012

Hosting on The Vintage Sheet Blog Today!

After I posted my Vintage Sheet Heart Baby Quilt tutorial over on Tammie's blog, she sent a link over to Heather at The Vintage Sheet Blog. Since then, Heather and I have been emailing back and forth. She's  a sweetie, and does a great job with the blog. Such a wonderful collection of vintage sheet projects. Twice a month Heather has a link up party where people post their latest vintage sheet projects. She invited me to host this weekend's  party!! Woo hoo! What's a party without presents, right? So, in honor of the party, I've whipped up a little mini tutorial for you. Not so much a tutorial as a method with measurements. This is what I made for you:  (oh and keep reading to the end to find out about a giveaway!)

A cute little log cabin baby quilt. This measures about 40" square.


So, here's how I did it. Start with a 6" center square. Take your first set of logs and add to the top and bottom. Then, using the same fabric, same width, add the side logs.


Done with round one! Press after every top/bottom addition and every side addition. And, remember, if you're working with vintage sheets, dial the iron down a bit. Screaming hot irons will melt your fabric.


Square up your quilt every round or two.


Continue to add rounds, until your quilt is as big as you'd like. I like to vary the widths of my logs. Below I show how wide I cut my logs (measurement includes 1/2 inch for seam allowances.)
Baste, Quilt, Bind and you're done!

Want to make one just like it? I've made up some kits and Heather is giving one away on the Vintage Sheet Blog link up party! Head over there now! I also have a few kits for sale in my Etsy shop! If you've never tried Vintage Sheets before, I hope you do. Lots of fun, bright colors, super soft and just the right blend of Vintage and Modern. Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Michele said...

That is really adorable! I like it a lot. My mom would adore it too as it would bring back so many great memories for her.

memmens said...

Oh I love it, I have a lot of vintage sheets and need to start using them up! This would be a great project for them - thanks for sharing

Amy said...

Looks cute! My favorite print in there is the yellow butterflies.

pinsandneedles said...

Thank you for the tutorial for this vs baby quilt. I have just recently started collecting vs so it will be a while before I have enough to make a quilt. ♡

Debi said...

Wonderful tutorial, I would love to win this kit! I just started VS about 1 year ago.

Bridget B said...

Cute baby quilt- a baby would love a nice soft quilt like that. I also collect vintage sheets.

Liz Taylor said...

such a great quilt, you always have great things going on here :)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

This looks so good! I have a lot of vintage sheets sitting around . . . I may have to give this a try!

lynaeve said...

I'm here from the vintage sheet blog. i'm going to subscribe~

Donna said...

This is a really cute baby quilt. I have a few vintage sheets and I might try this out. Thanks for the tutorial!

Mimi said...

This is very sweet and simply perfect for a wee one! Thanks for sharing!!

JoAnn said...

Lovely tutorial - I have built up quite a collection of vs and I think I may use them for this quilt! Cute!!

Jolene said...

I LOVE your shop!

Heidi said...

Thanks! And I'm loving that bee block quilt below this post too.

Dawn said...

This is adorable! I really need to start cutting up the vintage sheets that I have, and I can definitely see more in my future :)

syko kajsa said...

Pretty!!! I am checking out the vintage sheet blog now, what a great idea!

Grinny said...

Thanks for such a beautiful idea. Love it very much, i need to get more sheets.

Lee said...

Thanks for such a great tutorial! Very cute quilt!

Tish said...

Hi Heather:
Just finished this quilt using your kit. And it is absolutely adorable and best, of all, so, so soft. Perfect my charity quilt! This was a perfect Sunday afternoon project. Thanks so much.