I have finished the quilt top pieced from reclaimed vintage bed linen and some of my own stashed striped fabrics. Although the pictures are quite difficult to look at without feeling nauseated, let me reassure that the actual quilt is far easier on the eyes.
To make this quilt you really do need a good variety of striped fabrics, not just variety of color but also a variety of the width of the stripe printed on the fabric. The wider striped fabrics are bold and prominent; these blocks are immediately obvious to the eye.
I have also added some blocks pieced from light/neutral colored striped fabrics. These blocks recede into the background of the quilt top and help tone down the busy effects of the narrower striped fabrics.
Although this quilt is not inspired by any other quilt in particular, this fussy cutting and piecing technique is by no means an original idea. Perhaps we've not often seen vintage bed linen reclaimed in this manner, although as you can see their potential has certainly been under-rated.
More progress pictures soon.
In a Spin - A Finished Quilt