Monday, August 29, 2011

Red and Blue Vintage Sheets Quilt

First of all, I thought I would let you know that our weekend went very well, all things considered.

Irene was considerate enough to stay offshore, so it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. We live on the Delmarva Peninsula, so we were right in its path.

We had boatloads of rain and some very strong wind gusts, but we had only minor issues with our house (a leaky vent fan) and church (just a little water in the basement). We were also able to keep our power and phone service the entire time, which helped our parents' sanity quite a bit, since we were able to call and let them know how we were doing periodically.

My daughter started into the croup in the middle of all this, but God was good to us again because she didn't have any bouts of breathing difficulties like she has had in the past. There's nothing scarier than having your child gasping for her breath - unless it happens to occur in the middle of a hurricane. That's definitely scarier, and I'm glad we didn't experience it.

My birthday was Saturday, the day we got the weather from the hurricane. It was a memorable one, that's for sure! It was good, too. We spent lots of time together as a family, and I was able to sew and crochet a lot. It's amazing how fast I can crochet when I'm listening to the weather radio talk about tornadoes and flooding all around me! :)

With all of that nasty weather behind us, we have a full week of sunshine to welcome our new school year. We'll be starting schoolwork tomorrow, if I can get our school room put back together today. (It's in the church basement, and we moved all the homeschool materials to higher ground, just in case.)

Today I finally have another quilt to show you. I have one more to do for the wedding I've been making these for, and then I may make a few more that I have been planning in my head.

I love these colors together! I added in two prints that are not vintage, but they are upcycled: the red and blue ginghams.

All the other prints are vintage, most of which can be found in my shop (unless I used the last of them or haven't listed them yet):

Blue Roses
Pink & Yellow Wild Roses
Vibrant Blue Rose (sold out)
Bright Fun Florals (sold out)
Blue and Red Stripe (coming soon)

Have you made anything with vintage sheets lately? I'd love to see them!


liz said...

I am glad to here that you made it through the storm ok. I love the bright colors of this quilt!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Praise the Lord, you are all fine in the midst of such weather.
The quilt is lovely- such striking color combinations; it works!

jemilyea said...

So glad you're all OK. I checked here several times this weekend. Will you please show us your crochet project sometime?

CraftyViolet said...

Glad you didn't have to much damage from irene.I was thinking of you.

Shoregirl said...

Looks patriotic! Congrats on getting down to "one more to go" -- you're amazing!

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

Bright and happy! :)