Monday, 19 November 2012

I love it when a project comes together.........x


Is it a year.....really.......a year ago? That I began my favourite fabrics blanket? 
Gosh, I had such high hopes, thinking the beauty of the fabric would carry me through it. As well as buying a few quilting books...." I can do this I CAN. " 
Turns out I really couldn't....at all.

I started because I wanted a snuggly quilt on our bed. Our bedroom is so super cold in the winter, I thought, in my madness....that if I created a blanket, picking out all my favourite fabrics, that not only would \I be warmer, but warmer with a smug smile on my face. Basking in the glorious colourful  loveliness that would be the bed quilt.

Oh I hand stitched the whole of the patchwork.....oh yes I really did. So that does make me feel proud, though.....I'm not sure I can even bear to tell you this....so I shall have to whisper........



When it came to cutting it into shape ready to attach wadding, backing, and edging.....I got...errr....very scissor happy ......what should have been a double duvet sized blanket........became....somewhat smaller. humpfffff.....The patchwork brick effect was popped in the sewing table.........for a year, or perhaps more. The shame kept it there.

Then the realisation of another cold winter urged me to make a call. To my Mummy.
You know the rest, don't you?
I fed-exed her the bodged patchwork, wadding, edging, backing........



And like Mummies seem to do, came up trumps.




I am one warm, snuggly, happy, smug-ish.......nattie.

There was no colour theme. I simply chose fabrics I loved, Cath kidston, Liberty, Clarke and Clarke, vintage, french.......they all went in. I suppose I wanted that granny look. The one where, when they made a patchwork, it wasn't to colour co -ordinate, it was to just use what fabrics they had to hand.

The wadding is all natural, the edging came from a friends shop, and the backing was the biggest bargain of £2.00......an old duvet cover from a charity shop.



What do you think? 

I think it's perfect for feet up, cup of hot chocolate ( with cream AND marshmallows ) and a film.

xxxxx

P.S If you have not done so already, please hop over to the lovely Jools at SEW SWEET VIOLET she is having THE.BEST.GIVEAWAY..............EVER!!! xxx

13 comments:

  1. It looks perfect, so warm and cosy and just like Granny used to make! I bet you're really chuffed and so lovely that your Mum had a hand in it too, a real joint effort. I have my first ever quilt tucked away in a cupboard - I started it about 2 years ago and it still needs binding. I just didn't know how but I've recently discovered a really easy way to bind quilts so I'm going to have a go very soon. Enjoy snuggling under your fabby blanket! xx

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  2. The blanket lovely.Nice to snuggle up by the fire with.

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  3. I think it's gorgeous! Well done Mummy and you!

    Claire xx

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  4. Love the mix of fabrics and colours - gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. It looks lovely. Just perfect for brightening a dark winter's evening. M x

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  6. i do get that flutter in my heart skippy feeling when you post x look at that cozy, toasty, beautiful blanket ;0)xxxx

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  7. Its beautiful, well worth the wait I would say! I'm just doing a hexie blanket and I'm secretly ( don't tell anyone will you), delaying finishing the top, because I know I then have to tackle the quilting! Gulp! :)

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  8. You are all very, very lovely!!!!!! Thankyou so much for your comment, I will pass them on to my Mum! xxx

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  9. Qué bonito me encántan esas telas!

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  10. What a beautiful quilt made with love and determination, you must be so proud
    Thea x

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  11. Your blanket is really pretty. My Nanny used to always finish off my projects for me if I got stuck (or bored if it was sewing up knitting!) Your Mum and you have done a lovely job and it makes the blanket even more special that your Mum helped to make it too. xxx

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  12. Such a gorgeous blanket! you should feel no shame at all ..... a hand sewn quilt front... wow that is something to be proud of x
    ahhhh what would we do without our mums?!
    thanks for the kind mention
    love jooles x

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  13. I think you're well deserved to be smug-ish! It looks lovely, Nattie. I still haven't started cutting my "smug" quilt....and I'll be loathed to handstitch it. (I don't have the patience!)

    Put your feet up with a cup of something yummy, snuggle yourself under the quilt and let the smugness wash over you.

    I'll pop over to sew sweet violet! Thank you xx

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