Wednesday, September 23, 2009

revisiting the sheet

Remember the sheet I found a few days ago? Well, I believe I've reached a decision as to its new purpose.

It would make a lovely skirt, as suggested by Amy - for someone. But on me, I fear I would need to put a "WIDE LOAD" sign on the rear. It would also make a great pair of PJ pants, as suggested by Maya. It's such a great, happy print, it would be wonderful made into a number of things.

But I have this problem. If something, like this sheet, has survived intact and in such good shape all these years, I hesitate to cut it up for fear I'll ruin it. Yes, I know I have about 35 years experience sewing. But something like this is not replaceable, and I do still make mistakes and bad decisions.

Also, it occurred to me the other day that the orangey-red color in the print was my very favorite color of crayon when I was little. So that explains why I like it so much.

A couple of nights ago, I read "The Quiltmaker's Gift" to Lydia for the first time. And after that, it came to me: Wouldn't the sheet be a great backing for a quilt? A quilt to put on my bed so I could see it every single morning and night? So now I'm on a mission to find solid color fabrics in exactly the colors of the print. This is going to be fun!


maya | springtree road said...

wow!!! great idea! can't wait to see how this progresses.

Amy said...

Oh, I love your idea the most! I can't wait to see it.

I ordered the Quiltmaker's Gift a few weeks ago and still haven't read it to my girls yet. It was suggested by Wanda. :-)

Lisa S Jones said...

Kim you are so creative. You make such beautiful things!! What a talent. God Bless!!

Sarah said...

I love how you think.