Beautiful Blues Patchwork Quilt

2 Oct

I bought a gorgeous fabric bundle from Fabric Rehab ages ago with the intention of making a bed runner for my bed. The bundle consisted of 6 beautifully patterned cottons in lovely blues and floral prints. Straight away I chopped them up into squares and sewed together the top piece for my runner and that is how it stayed… Months later we got a very lovely,  but incredibly mucky puppy who likes to roll  and play around on our bed, so unless I wanted my runner to be covered in muddy paw prints and long golden hairs there wasn’t much point in making one!  This in mind I unpicked a few seams and changed the shape to create a rectangle suitable for a small quilt and I finally got round to finishing it!

I backed it with a lovely pale blue fine corduroy donated to me by a fellow crafty friend (thanks George!) and bound the edges with a dark blue satin bias. I had a few troubles with the corners and it is by no means perfect, but I am so pleased with the outcome!

 

The thick wadding I used and the corduroy give the blanket a nice cosy weight, perfect for those winter evenings.

I have since given it as a present to my mum for her newly decorated bedroom. It makes me happy to know it is in a happy home 🙂

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4 Responses to “Beautiful Blues Patchwork Quilt”

  1. sheila October 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    I am so thrilled with this lovely blue patchwork runner a really beautiful gift. It looks great on the bed, now to try and not let our dog onto it too.
    xx

  2. Georgina Giles October 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    O it looks lovely and I’m so glad that you found such a good use for that corduroy!

  3. Sue Webb October 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I’d like to share the Liebster Blog Award with you, please accept with my best wishes. If you would like to visit my blog you can find all the details! x

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