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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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Custom Wedding Bunting

19 Aug

A few weeks ago I was asked to make some bunting for an old workmates daughter’s wedding. The bunting was to be hung on the outside of the house along the bay window, and across the brick archway to the front door. All in all she needed about 7 meters worth.

The wedding theme was yellow, cream and gold so I set off to The Eternal Maker to get my supplies. The only problem I had was choosing a select few fabrics amongst such a beautiful vast choice! In the end I opted for a cream floral cotton, another cream with golden roses, a lovely summery yellow print and a brighter yellow polka dot fabric. These were tied together nicely with yellow bias binding.

The wedding was yesterday, and luckily it was a beautiful summers day. I like to think that the bunting helped to reflect that.

Sunshine through my window

25 Jun

After seeing so much bunting around for the Jubilee and helping to make the Palmertson Road bunting, I realised just how much I love it and thought about making some for myself. As we live in a rented property with dreary grey carpets and magnolia artex walls, a little bunting does wonders in brightening up an otherwise very average room.

So far I’ve made a small piece to hang in our front room window so it can give me a cheery greeting when I get home. I plan to go bunting crazy as Andy has stupidly given me free reign to ‘do what I want’.

I used a mix of pink cottons and corduroy to make my double sided flags and joined them all with a lovely polka dot cotton bias.

I have also been asked to make some wedding bunting for a lady so I am looking forward to going white and gold fabric shopping for that. Pop back soon for an update on my progress!xxx

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