Sunday, 25 May 2014

See it, Pin it, Do it! ~ May Edition

Only six days left in May, which means it’s time to share the pins that have inspired us all to action this month. Not a finished project from me, but one I’ve just started.

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I met Mary at the South West Stitchers group I belong to and was inspired by the beautiful star quilt on her blog. I started looking out for vintage sheets to make something myself. It would seem they are few and far between around here, so I took the easy option and ordered some Fat Quarters from Mary’s Etsy shop instead.

I pinned Jeni Baker’s amazing Giant Star Quilt, made with vintage sheets, a while ago. There is a clear tutorial and suggestions for alternate numbers of different colours and patterned fabrics to make up the star. Mine will be made up of pink and yellow fabrics, in the various designs I have.

I had a lucky break when I found the blue and lilac sheet, for the bargain price of £2, in a local charity shop. That will be my backing. I just needed something for the background. I realised I would have enough of the sheet left over, once I’d cut the backing, to make the background too. Which means I can get started at last.

I’m going to scale the pattern back a bit, to end up with a quilt measuring 60” square. I think that’s quite big enough for my first attempt at machine quilting!

Over to you now. Have you made anything inspired by your Pinterest boards? We’d love to see. All the info on SIPIDI! can be found here.

The Pinterest board is filling up nicely. Just leave me a comment if you take part and I’ll add your project too.

16 comments:

trash said...

It is obviously in the air as I am just basting one I made with florals but mine are modern repros.

Linda said...

Oh that 's gorgeous Fiona! Love the vintage sheets! Can't wait to see your version finished:)

Jo said...

I love vintage sheets, I think I'll have to raid my mum's airing cupboard! I can't wait to see your finished quilt x

Sian said...

It's going to look fabulous - so very vintage and so very now all at the same time

memmens said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. I saw a pin today and got my husband to make a new back gate! Love finding inspiration for others!

Sandra said...

Oh I'm loving the fabric you've bought Fi, I can't wait to see it made up

Sheena said...

I'm loving the look of these vintage sheets.
Can't wait to see it all finished x

My not so simple life said...

Ohhhh cant wait to see it all finished, love your work :)

Sheena said...

heres mine for May http://sheenasscrapsandscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/see-it-pin-it-do-it-may-x.html

My not so simple life said...

Just blogged mine for May :)
http://thesteelenook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sipidi-may.html

Chidkid said...

Lovely patterns.. yet to do my SIPIDI...must get my finger out!

Maria Ontiveros said...

It just occurred to me that I could join in with this. I "pin" portrait references and use those for the faces I create.
Rinda

KraftyKaren said...

Beautiful fabrics - look forward to seeing the finished article

Karen said...

Love your vintage quilt. My SIPIDI is here http://talesfromthescrapheap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sipidi-may-with-little-left-over-from.html

KraftyKaren said...

A big fat fail from me this month - http://kkfantasticplace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/mays-see-it-pin-it-do-it-sorry-tale-of.html

Gail said...

What lovely fabrics you've chosen for it.