I love the look of vintage. I love what others can do with it. I'm afraid I don't have the eye to do justice to older pieces, be they clothing or pieces of fabric. Perhaps I just don't have enough attitude to carry it off.
I've been keeping these old pillowcases and offcuts of my MIL's with the idea of making a beach quilt for the summer. I also have an old queen sized underlay which I'll use for the batting and a large sheet for the reverse. The only problem is that I'm just not sure how to put it all together.
I've laid them all out together piecing some co-ordinating solids between. I've separated the blue and purple shades and done so with only them, or the yellows etc. I just can't seem to get anything that's quite right. Am I using too much pattern? Is the trick to use just an accent of the rather loud fabrics? I'm really stumped.