new sheetsPosted: August 15, 2010
ok, well, old sheets.
part of me is grossed out by buying used sheets to use on my bed when they’re not new in the package. it’s just kinda weird. but then i think about sleeping in hotels and hotels don’t use a new set of sheets every time they make the bed, so i just washed ’em as soon as i got home and make pretend i’m always sleeping hotel-style. and just pray lice and bed bugs can’t survive the wash, rinse, spin-cycle, followed by the dryer at high heat.
a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and a set of pillowcases. none of ’em match. and yet they all kinda go together.
but you came here today to see a little more patchwork pillow magic, right?
more vintage fabrics. kinda ugly. but kinda totally beautiful IMO.
see, when something becomes easyish and uncomplicated for me, i stick with it. relationships, jobs, pillows, you name it. as soon as it gets a little tricky (or boring,) i’m done. i give up. so here again, you have the same square patchwork. a few pieces of vintage trim and rick-rack thrown in to shake things up. expect to see this exact same pillow for the next 17 years.
this version with neon pink quilting.
now if i could only e x p a n d this by a couple dozen squares and knock out a baby quilt, obviously in more subtle colors as the poor baby would start out life with night terrors from these jarring prints.