Jun 22, 2010

Giveaway and A Ruffly Project

Today, I have an interview and a giveaway for you.... So fun. Love all these giveaways!
Melissa contacted me a week or so ago with a great project she just finished.... it is amazing!!
So enjoy the photos and interview...giveaway is at the bottom!

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Isn't it to DIE for.  All that vintage sheet ruffly goodness... can't wait to make one.

You can read the full post here and here.
Pattern can be purchased here.



How many vintage sheets do you have right now?
Without getting up to count I'd guess about 5 complete sheets and
scraps from at least 12. I think they all still fit in my rubbermaid
container but they've been scattered on the floor of the craft room
for so many weeks it's hard to say. I'm really trying to use them up
but every time I do I find another great one. It's a vicious
addiction!


Any fun projects planned using VS?
Well, yes. I just finished a ruffle quilt and have the tops done for
two more VS quilts--a picnic blanket with 25 15" sheet squares and a
new pattern I'm working on using a solid color vintage sheet tucked
and pieced into a wonky 9 patch. I need to put flannel sheet "batting"
and VS backs on both of these quilts. After that, probably some more
tote bags since they're so handy.


 How long have you been sewing?
Since I was about 8. My dad taught me since my mom has no idea how to
use a sewing machine. Then I took some quilting classes for kids.


What or who inspired you to start sewing with VS's?
Hmm, I'm not sure. Probably the general internet frenzy over VS and
all the cute projects I was seeing.


 How long have you been collecting vs's?
Let's see, the first project I can definitively remember making from a
VS (well, VPC, really) was a dress for my daughter when she was a baby
(documented on my old blog at:
http://underconstructiondaily.blogspot.com/2006/06/i-neednt-have-rushed-home.html)
So, about 4 years.


Do you have a fav vs print?
That changes all the time! I love the print I used for the back of the
ruffle quilt I made for my daughter--the quilt that is shown in the
pattern. Oh, and I have the sheets from when I was a little girl.
Oddly, a Noah's Ark print even though nobody in my family is religious
but the colors are great. 




Any prints you are coveting at the moment?
You know, I have never investigated what might be available. I just
take what I find at the local thrift store. The Thrift Town near me
has the best and cheapest selection so I'm at their mercy for my
prints (and solids). I've recently become a big fan of working with
solid color sheets. Cheap yardage!


Where do you find your VS's?
Oops, just covered that! Thrift Town in Carmichael, CA (maybe I
shouldn't let your readers in on that secret!) and sometimes Deseret
Industries. I'm a creature of habit so those are the only two stores I
shop.




Here is the Scoop on the giveaway......

Two lucky readers will be picked randomly and will receive the ruffly pattern!!
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Please leave a separate comment for each one:




Become a follower of this blog. 


Join the VS Flickr group and add a photo of something you have made with VS's!

Become a fan of The vintage Sheet Blog on facebook


Pop over to Melissa's Blog and tell me what you love about it.



Blog about this giveaway. Make sure to leave a link to your blog post in the comment section.

  Enter your comments between now and June 29th

 Make sure to contact me if you do a tutorial, giveaway, or swap with vintage sheets and I will post it here on the blog.

Happy hunting~

39 comments:

Emily Malsam said...

Oh my gosh that has to be the cutest quilt I've ever seen! So much ruffles! *Swoon!*

It's beautiful and what a way to showcase so many VS!

A. said...

I'm in the Flickr group!

A. said...

That is THE COOLEST quilt!! I follow. :)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Wow ... commenter number 1. I'm already a follower so this comment's easy.
PS Love the quilt pattern.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I added the blog giveaway information to my blog. The post is on the sidebar so it'll be visible all the time on my blog at http://itsthethingsthatmakeyougommmm.blogspot.com/. Thanks

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I visited Melissa's blog and I think I like her balance. It's not all about craft or kids or family ... but a balance of everything: humour, family, fun, craft. That's nice

shelia said...

I'm a follower too!

shelia said...

Delightful!!!
count me ;)

Jeanne said...

I am a follower of this blog, and this is the COOLEST THING, cute for a little girls bedroom :) OR MY SEWING ROOM.

Jeanne said...

And I am a Flickr Girl too and I have posted photos of things I have made with VS.

Jeanne said...

I am a follower of VS Blog too.

Mama Spark said...

I am already a FB fan too!

Mama Spark said...

YESSSS I am the first one to comment, awesome! I am a follower of yours already, love your blog! I would love this pattern!

Coloradolady said...

I am a follower! And am crossing my fingers!

Coloradolady said...

Just left Melissa's Blog....she is a real inspiration....and I am loving that room and her adorable daughter!

Coloradolady said...

I am a fan on facebook~

Leslie said...

i am already a follower of this wonderful blog

Leslie said...

i love her blog...the best thing is that there is such a great variety of topics.

thanks for having this giveaway. i love that ruffle quilt.

Jill said...

I'm a follower! Great quilt! Love the ruffles!!

Marybeth said...

That's cool looking... Have you done a post on where you get your vintage sheets? If not, could you do one? Thanks! PS - I follow!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How cute is this!!

I would love to win the pattern. I am now a follower of your blog!!

Becky

She Can't Decide said...

what fun! I also wanted to share a link to my latest vintage sheet DIY project... a framed piece for my living room.

http://shecantdecide.blogspot.com/2010/06/it-only-took-me-year-to-paint-this.html

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm a fan on Facebook too!

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm a follower! Those ruffles are adorable :D

Warm Hugs Design said...

I'm already a follower of VS blog and just added Melissa's blog! Love her photos of things made with vintage sheets. Off to my blog now at www.WarmHugsDesign.blogspot.com to talk about this giveaway...crossing fingers I win!

Julie said...

i became a follower, love your blog! aggiepride21@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I joined and posted to flickr! aggiepride21@yahoo.com.

MonetPaisley said...

I am also already a facebook fan

MonetPaisley said...

I love this quilt, how clever and creative. I am already a follower.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I'm now a follower!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's wonderful! I just 'liked' the facebook page!

MonetPaisley said...

did i mention that i blogged about this fantastic giveaway???

MonetPaisley said...

checked out her blog and i adore the quilt made out of shirts. love how the pockets, pleats and buttons have all been used.

Evelyn said...

I *love* that idea, and really want to win the pattern. :-) And thanks for introducing us to Melissa - it's always great to find another vintage sheet enthusiast!

Wendy said...

How cute!

And that is our family news..... said...

I am a little late to the party-- but I too LOVE this quilt and am loving the blog! ;D

ColleenaMareena said...

I love it! I'm a new follower!

ColleenaMareena said...

I became a fan on Facebook!

ColleenaMareena said...

Joined the Flickr group too!