Saturday, April 21, 2012

Vintage Sheet Quilt...

I love old sheets and have been seeing lots of really cute quilts (throws) made from them.  So, I decided to make one of my own...and it was really really quick and easy.  Here's how I did it:
I took 16 vintage sheet fat quarters.  I had a bunch of vintage sheets but I also bought some fat quarters on Etsy.  The fat quarters measure 18 x 22.  For each fat quarter I cut it in half so you have two 11 x 18 pieces.  Then I cut one of the halves in half so you end up with one 11 x 18 and two 11 x 9 pieces.
 After you have everything cut, lay out your pieces in a random pattern.  I counted the larger 11 x 18 pieces as two so my finished quilt was 8 pieces long (the 11" side)  x 7 pieces wide (the 9" side)

I used another vintage sheet as the backing and to "quilt" it I used knotted yarn in the center of each piece (and two pieces of yarn for the larger 11 x 18 pieces.) 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Shawnee Owl...

My new "Shawnee" type owl cookie jar...what I paid for this on Etsy sure beats paying $98 for the repros at Anthro! Although there are a few authentic Shawnee jars (see below) for sale on Etsy, I'm a cheapskate so I'll take the knock-off!
You can buy this one here
and this one here.