I love working with vintage linens, and lately I have come across a lot of yellow beauties in my search for these lovelies in thrift shops and garage sales. With my daughter's best friend leaving for college soon, I made a fast quilt from some rectangles of vintage sheets, bound by handmade quilt binding.
I started by cutting 4 rectangles of equal measure; 2 prints with lots of bold yellow flowers. I sewed the four rectangles together. For the back of the quilt, I cut a large piece of a coordinating sheet with tiny flowers that measured the same size as the sewn rectangles.
Between the two layers of fabric, I added some cotton batting. After pinning the 3 layers together, I sewed along the seam lines of the rectangles. Next, I hand embroidered around random flowers with orange and green embroidery floss. This added more quilting, and added some pop to to some flowers.
Finally, I trimmed the sides of the quilt front, back and batting for even edges. Then the handmade quilt binding was added. Pretty quick for a handmade gift.
Now, a dear friend will have a little handmade love to take with her to college.