Friday, 28 February 2014

Another Quilt

After my recent attempt at a small quilt, I discovered that I had a fair few patches left, and then my good friend Clare at  Selfsewn  (quilt maker extraordinaire) sent me a fabulous packet of beautiful fabrics too, so I decided to make a bigger quilt.  
 I am more enthusiastic than skilled at patchwork quilting and I did find the size of this one very difficult to handle.  But for all it's imperfections, I do love it.


It contains new fabric, vintage fabric, and some from old garments with plenty of memories attached.  I found some wadding at Dunelm Mills that already had some backing attached to it which made life easier!  I don't think I'd tackle anything this big again, and I can see what I did wrong along the way, so hopefully won't make the same mistakes again.  

It is very cosy to snuggle under though.

14 comments:

Jill B said...

It's lovely. xx

Julia said...

What a super quilt Diane - a true patchwork quilt and lovely bright colours - well done xx

John Gray said...

Yes it's lovely

Elizabethd said...

I don't think that quilts should ever be seen as having imperfections. They show that we are human! Your looks lovely, lots of pretty colours.

pastcaring said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Diane, look at all the gorgeous colours and prints. Who care about imperfections anyway?!
PS. Thanks, I got your message, will investigate. xxx

Lisa said...

Your new quilt is just lovely, especially as it contains fabrics from a friend and others which mean something to you. S loves her one, it's always folded on her bed ready for snuggling action!
Lisa x

Lynne said...

It's lovely. What a great choice of fabrics. I recognize one of them. It looks very 'snuggly'.

Selfsewn said...

Great :O)
The fabrics work really well with what you already had!
You know that orange/yellow floral was given to me by Lisa!!

elsy said...

love it diane.....its got a real vintage look....

topchelseagirl said...

It is gorgeous - well done you. I love your old radio and bus too. x

Gilly said...

That is really lovely, Diane. I love quilts with stories attached, and some of those materials are truly scrumptious!

Plain Jane said...

What a beautiful quilt - and any mistakes will make it quite unique! Jane x

Sujata Aten said...

I love the colours of your quilt Diane. That's so me. I want to make a patch work quilt for a while, spring seems to be good time to start maybe. x

Lyn said...

Just 'found' this post! You dark horse you, lovely quilt, will it be on the guest bed next time I stay?
Xxx